[Samba] PDC/wins on multiple networks

Gala Dragos gala_dragos at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 24 14:25:41 MDT 2011

Hi to everyone on the mailing list.

I have two networks at home, apart from the internet. One is the wired 
network, LAN, and the other is the wireless network, WLAN. They need to 
be separated, not bridged, because of hardware issues.

I am trying to setup inter-networking browsing on these networks, pc's on LAN should see and browse pc's on WLAN and viceversa.

After reading the manual I have enabled wins server master and wins proxy in samba configuration. However I can only see the pc's from the other network, but I cannot 
browse them, windows returns an error like "network path could not be 

The samba server runs on my router box, together with the firewall (managed through shorewall) and dnsmasq for dhcp/dns.

Below is my global smb.conf part.

 string = Samba Server
        interfaces = eth1, lo, wlan0
        bind interfaces only = Yes
        security = SHARE
        log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
        max log size = 50
        announce as = NT Workstation
        os level = 99
        lm interval = 10
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins proxy = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        remote announce =
        create mask = 0666
        case sensitive = No
        preserve case = No
        short preserve case = No
        hide special files = Yes
        map hidden = Yes
        store dos attributes = Yes


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