[Samba] Any work on Samba service discovery in workgroups?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Sep 29 17:56:51 MDT 2014

On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 08:00:07AM +0900, Kaz Nishimura wrote:
> (Excuse me if you read this twice.  I resend this again since I sent one
> before sumy bscribing and I did not see it in the list archive.)
> I'm not so up-to-date in Samba development progress, and I have a
> question.  Is anyone now working in Samba service discovery on workgroup
> networks (without DC or AD)?

Not that I know of.

> I recently wrote xllmnrd, an IPv6 LLMNR responder daemon so as to make
> Samba and other local neighbor servers accessible on IPv6 by their host
> names but it hasn't solved the problem that Samba servers don't appear on
> Windows computers instantly. So I'm now planning to write a WSD daemon to
> advertise the Samba server for Windows Vista and later versions.  If anyone
> has already started such a work, I would just like to co-operate without
> starting my own.  Let me know if you know one, please.

Do you know exactly what the problem is (why Samba servers don't appear on
Windows computers instantly) ? Can you give us more details ?



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