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

Daniel Müller mueller at tropenklinik.de
Mon Feb 25 00:06:50 MST 2013

NO, you do not need remote browse sync if you have samba4wins working.
And you need only following to make it work in your LMB smb.conf
wins server = your.samba4wins.host
If your smaba4wins is on the same host as your LMB, put this is your
bind interfaces only=yes
interfaces=your.samba4wins.ip (suggestion use a virt ip not used by samba)
wins server=your.samba4wins.ip

In your windows clients network configuration  set wins1 your first
samba4wins and wins2 the second samba4wins.

EDV Daniel Müller

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Von: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-bounces at lists.samba.org] Im
Auftrag von TAKAHASHI Motonobu
Gesendet: Sonntag, 24. Februar 2013 16:37
An: vagy at freemail.gr
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Betreff: Re: [Samba] Cross-subnet browsing with LMBs + remote browse sync +

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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