[Samba] Re: Samba Windows resolve issue

Jonathon Doran jon at doransw.com
Tue Jul 7 19:19:44 GMT 2009

Quoting Doug Coats <dcoatshca at gmail.com>:

> Does anybody have a clue what the issue might be?  Maybe even a hint as to
> what I could look into?  Is there more information that I could supply that
> would help?

Your choice appears to be between a quick response from someone who  
doesn't know what they are talking about, or you can wait a bit and  
hear from someone who does.

I'm not clear on the topology of your network.  It sounds like you  
have two subnets (lets call them A and B).  Your clients are on A,  
your H3 server is on subnet B, and H1 is a router between the two.   
But then I see two interfaces listed for H3.  Depending on the  
topology, the following may or may not apply.

I would worry that things like broadcasts stop at subnet boundaries.   
(Note that I use DNS not WINS, so I must speculate).

I believe you'll need to have one master browser per subnet.   
Encouraging H1 to be the master browser seems like the best choice.   
What you don't want is machines fighting over who is master.  I am  
thinking that whatever machine is routing between subnets should  
either be the master for both, or for neither.

I see you have H3 configured as a domain master (ie a PDC), does  
testparm agree with that?  If so, is that what you intend.  You  
described this machine as a file server, which suggests to me that you  
didn't want this machine acting as a domain controller.

Next, you have H3 configured as a WINS proxy, yet H1 is your server  
and is on subnet B (as well as A).  I wouldn't think a proxy would be  

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