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

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at monyo.com
Mon Feb 25 17:15:33 MST 2013

From: vagy <vagy at freemail.gr>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2013 23:20:31 +0200

> On Mon, 25 Feb 2013 17:40:32 +0200, TAKAHASHI Motonobu <monyo at monyo.com>
> wrote:
> looking the SAMBA docs[1] i realized that remote browse sync
> means that an LMB will sync its browse list with another
> LMB. Thus this "trick" will allow two LMBs to find out
> the lists of each other. There is no DMB mentioned in
> this process.

At first I believed that was true...

> Btw how did you examine it? Did you setup a test lab
> that implements the setup as i described it?

- Setup 2 subnets connected via a router
- Setup 2 Samba box in each subnet, each smb.conf is like

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

- x.x.x.x means the IP address of another peer.
- SAMBAxx means the unique workgroup name (for example SAMBA01 and SAMBA02)

Then, each Samba box exchanges its browse list.

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

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