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

David Holder david.holder at erion.co.uk
Tue Sep 30 01:48:56 MDT 2014

Hi Kaz,

I raised a bug relating to this a number of years ago. See 

This bug was closed with the following comment:

"as this is a pure resolver issue that should be handled by nsswitch and avahi
we should close this bug here. There is nothing samba can or should do. If one
day Avahi gets a new maintainer and LLMNR will be finally end up in an upstream
release then it will just work for smbclient and any other application that
uses DNS. For the server side this is not used anyway."

As far as I am aware there is no need for Samba to do anything special 
with LLMNR. LLMNR only handles AAAA, A and PTR records so there is 
nothing special going on that might be Samba specific.

Best Regards,
Dr David Holder CEng FIET MIEEE

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On 30/09/2014 00:00, 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)?
> 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.

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