[Samba] Network browsing in S4

Mike 1100100 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 12 14:50:10 MDT 2013

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 4:32 PM, Gregory Sloop <gregs at sloop.net> wrote:

> So, if I understand things correctly, NMBD or network browsing isn't
> functional under S4 yet. [At least I don't believe it was in 4.03 -
> and I don't think that's changed.]
> I have some cases where I need accurate NetBIOS name resolution, [and
> perhaps Network browsing services.]

> If not, should I run nmbd on it's own outside the the S4 servers -
> that's something perfectly easy for me to do.

I could be mistaken (definitely not an expert) but I believe NetBIOS
function is defaulted to "On" regarding samba shares under the file server
services; but, as far as the AD DC folders relating to profiles, GPO's, and
other domain user content, I think you're correct -- network browsing is
not functional at this time.

>From Samba 4.0.8 man samba:

disable netbios (G)

           Enabling this parameter will disable netbios support in Samba.
Netbios is the only available form of browsing in all windows versions
           for 2000 and XP.

               Clients that only support netbios won't be able to see your
samba server when netbios support is disabled.
           Default: disable netbios = no

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