[Samba] Cross-subnet browsing with LMBs + remote browse sync + samba4WINS

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Sun Feb 24 08:36:56 MST 2013

From: vagy <vagy at freemail.gr>
Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:34:37 +0200

> i am about to implement cross subnet browsing/sharing
> and I was wondering if the following configuration
> would do it, so i would like your opinion:
> 1. There are two subnets separated by a simple router (no firewalls)
> 2. Each subnet will have a mixture of Win7/WinXP and Linux hosts.
> 3. Each subnet will have its own Samba3 LMB (but not DMB)
> and its own samba4WINS server. Each client host in each subnet
> will be DHCP configured with their respective WINS server.
> The LMB will also be configured to use the samba4WINS server.
> 4. The two samba3 LMB servers will "remote browse sync" with each other.
> Thats how the browse lists will be exchanged.
> 5. The two samba4WINS servers will replicate with each other.
> Thats how the host names will be exchanged.
> Do you think that will turn out to be a working configuration?

As far as I examined, "remote browse sync" did not work as I expected.
Sample smb.conf that I examined the behavior is:

  workgroup = SAMBAxx
  domain master = yes
  wins support = yes
  remote browse sync = x.x.x.x

Samba has to be WINS server and DMB.

TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at monyo.com> / @damemonyo 

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