[Samba] Wins, browsing, browse.dat and wins.dat
eric.peyremorte at iut-valence.fr
Mon Nov 16 08:06:03 MST 2009
Yes, it has been configured via dhcp, and ipconfig shows primary wins
server : 172.30.1.30
Why browse.dat doesn't load values from wins ? In my case it seems to do
some broadcast for discovery. I thought the nmbd would get values from
the wins for the network browsing.
John H Terpstra a écrit :
> On 11/16/2009 08:21 AM, Eric PEYREMORTE wrote:
>> I have troubles understanding wins and network browsing functionnality.
>> I have a samba server(pdc) on a different subnet than my clients.
>> The server smb.conf has wins support = Yes, the client are configured
>> to use the wins server.
>> In the wins.dat, i can see all the computers.
>> In the browse.dat i have only computers/servers that are in the same
>> When i try to browse the network via "network neighborbood" i only see
>> the computers that are in the same subnet ( the same that are in the
>> browse.dat )
>> I've read the howto about wins, but can't understand how my computers
>> can be visible in the network neighborhood... I thought that setting a
>> wins server would be the solution but i think i'm wrong.
>> Could someone helped me ?
>> ( I googled all the day for that ...)
> Have you configured ALL you MS Windows clients TCP/IP settings to use
> the Samba WINS server?
> The Samba3-HOWTO has a fairly detailed chapter on network browsing.
> What part of it does not make sense?
> - John T.
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