[Samba] Samba, IPv6, turning off NetBT and Network discovery

David Holder david.holder at erion.co.uk
Mon Nov 16 10:09:48 MST 2009


NetBIOS is IPv4 specific it cannot ever work over IPv6.

What you need is LLMNR (Link local multicast name resolution) or a DNS
server. LLMNR is not currently supported by Samba. Although if it is
supported by an external NSS module you could use it.

I have a bug in re LLMNR support in Samba; bug 4545.

I'd be interested to hear how you get on.

Best Regards,
Dr David Holder CEng FIET MIEEE

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Kevin Keane wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope this hasn't already been discussed to death, but I didn't find the answer through Google.
> In short, my question is: how can I advertise a Samba server through UPnP/Network Discovery? I'm currently using Samba 3.2.6, but should be able to upgrade if needed.
> I am trying to build an IPv6-only network, for now just for testing purposes. The problem I am having is that Microsoft no longer supports NetBT on IPv6. Samba itself, of course, works fine over port 445, but without NetBIOS or WINS, there is no mechanism to browse the network (i.e., the list of computers under "Network" is empty).
> Microsoft's answer is Network Discovery (the new name for UPnP). Does Samba support UPnP, or how else should I get this to work?
> Thanks!
> Kevin

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