[Samba] Samba across multiple subnets

Andy Durant adurant at vestec.com
Thu Mar 27 06:39:27 MDT 2014

A message from another user suggested I add the following to my smb.conf and it resolved my issue. Network browsing works across any subnet samba can see.

  remote announce = x.x.x.255
  remote browse sync = x.x.x.255

In my case my subnets are so i used and

(I know the subnets are too large but I inherited it recently, and have some other major issues to fix first.)


On 3/26/2014 5:02 PM, 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

Andy Durant
Information Technology Manager
Vestec Inc.
Waterloo, ON Canada
email: adurant at vestec.com

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