[Samba] WINS server DMB and LMBs not communicating across subnet toupdate browse lists?
tms3 at tms3.com
tms3 at tms3.com
Thu Jun 17 20:00:53 MDT 2010
> I've got two subnets (192.168.2.1 and 192.168.1.1). All the machines
> on both subnets are running XP Home or Pro and are all part of the
> same workgroup (WORKGROUP).
> I've added an OpenSUSE box on x.x.2.1 and have set it as the WINS
> server with a very simple smb.conf, seen below:
remote announce =
remote browse sync =
Applicable to routed subnet WINS NETBiOS resolution.
> workgroup = WORKGROUP
> netbios name = SSDS
> interfaces = eth0, localhost
> bind interfaces only = yes
> security = share
> client lanman auth = yes
> log level = 2
> log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
> name resolve order = wins bcast
> os level = 69
> preferred master = yes
> domain master = yes
> wins support = yes
> hosts allow = 127.0.0.1 192.168.2. 192.168.1.
> Both routers on the network are set to provide the IP of the samba-box
> as the WINS server, and all PCs on both subnets have it. All PCs on
> both subnets can now resolve names by NetBIOS name, and can map drives
> based on that.
> So I set it all up and then force an election by restarting the
> then-current local master browser on the remote subnet.
> The Problem is that none of the PCs on either side are getting updated
> My Network Places entries. I've got wireshark on both segments
> watching broadcast traffic, and wireshark running on the server
> reading all it's traffic, and I'm seeing no communication between the
> samba-box and the elected LMB on the other subnet except for a
> registration and response from the PCs that lose the election and win
> the election, but neither they nor any other PC on that subnet appear
> in the 'local' subnet, or vice versa. Both subnets settle down into
> regular host announcements.
> One intriguing thing I notice, name queries on the remote subnet come
> through to the samba-box and are answered, but right after that answer
> the requesting machine will also request the backup list.
> So why aren't the machines updating their browse lists, on either
> side? How do I tell what browse list the WINS server is distributing?
> Why aren't my local systems asking for a browse list?
> Thanks for your help in advance.
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