[Samba] wins: no nmblookup on 192.168.1.255 but 192.168.1.2
plamen at petrovi.no-ip.info
Tue Oct 16 03:58:54 MDT 2012
I was wondering what version of the linux kernel are you running?
I had a situation, where a bunch of Windows XP machines would not see
their SAMBA server when looked up by Netbios name after I upgraded the
linux kernel from 3.5.6 to 3.6.2. My solution was to revert back to
the linux 3.5.x series, but now the 3.5.x series is officially dead .
If the SAMBA server was called by IP, a la "\\192.168.1.1\" - the
windows PCs would see the SAMBA server without problem.
The setup I have is somewhat specific, though, as the SAMBA server has
3 NICs total, and routes traffic to the two subnets it feeds internet
and SAMBA, among other services. The config file I use forces SAMBA to
bind only to the 2 site local network interfaces, if that plays a role.
Because mine is a production setup, I couldn't play with it and look
for where the problem is. So I just switched back to the known good
kernel and called it a day.
My SAMBA version is 3.6.8.
P.S. Please, CC me as I'm not subscribed to the list.
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