[Samba] Samba across multiple subnets

zhia chandra zhia.chandra at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 20:08:01 MDT 2014

hi marc

i have same issue with it, i have samba 4 AD installation in my network 
for about 40 windows (xp,7 and 8) client
since last month i have about 3 incident when windows client cant access 
other client, when i check, it happen because the master browser is not 
direct to the PDC / samba 4 AD server, so the master browser keep moving 
among all pc client in the network, is there any workarroud / solution 
for this case ?

  On 3/27/2014 4:02 AM, Marc Muehlfeld wrote:
> Am 26.03.2014 18:31, schrieb felix:
>> It's normal behaviour. that browsing relies on Netbios, a protocol that
>> cannot be routed. It only works in the same subnet.
> Yes, but if you have have a WINS server, the local master browsers in 
> each subnet (elected by the machines in each subnet), send the names 
> to the domain master browser. And then you have a network wide 
> browsing list.
> This works great in a Samba NT4-style domain. But in a Samba AD, the 
> smbd does doesn't have browsing support yet. So there's no network 
> neighborhood at the moment.
> Regards,
> Marc

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