[Samba] Advertising Samba shares on the local network via mDNS

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 31 21:38:44 GMT 2007

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 04:30:32PM -0500, Rishi Srivatsavai wrote:
> Hello All,
> I would like to add support for advertising Samba shares (browseable ones)
> on the local network using Multicast DNS. Multicast DNS allows applications
> to query/publish network services on the local link. I would appreciate if
> you
> could all please share your thoughts on whether such support would be
> welcome in Samba. If you know of existing efforts in Samba to include
> such support please let me know as well.
> With this support in Samba "mDNS" aware tools & clients on Mac OS X
> (Bonjour),
> Linux(Avahi), Solaris & Windows can easily discover Samba shares on the
> local link.
> Once discovered users could go about configuring access to those shares.

No there is no current work implementing this so any patches for
current SVN would be very welcome !



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