[Samba] Samba4, browselist, nbt and wins

Chris Fischer chris_f at gmx.net
Thu Feb 26 00:21:38 MST 2015

Am 18.02.2015 um 11:42 schrieb Rowland Penny:
> On 18/02/15 10:11, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-02-18 at 09:43 +0000, Rowland Penny wrote:
>>> Or the long version, Samba 4.x uses 'nbt', this is part of the
>>> 'samba'
>>> daemon, you cannot run the 'nmbd' daemon with the 'samba' daemon.
>>> unfortunately 'nbt' is not as feature rich as 'nmbd', this means that
>>> there is no browsing with a samba4 AD DC.
>> It isn't that simple.  The nbt server has WINS replication, nmbd has
>> browsing.
> OK, you learn something new every day, but it means the same thing in
> the long run, without the code that is in 'nmbd', there is no browsing
> with a samba AD DC :-)
>>> If you really must have
>>> browsing, you have two options, either wait until the devs find time
>>> to
>>> replace 'nbt' with 'nmbd' or starting writing the code to do it
>>> yourself, I am sure that the devs will welcome any patches to do what
>>> you require.
>> What we need is the browsing code implemented in the nbt_server code, or
>> for netbios browsing to finally die.
> Again, same thing, different way, patches required to integrate the
> browsing code from 'nmbd' into 'nbt' :-)
> However, if it is done this way, doesn't this mean duplicate code in
> samba4 ?
> Rowland
>> Andrew Bartlett

Hi Guys,

thanks for your explanation.

At the moment I have not the skills to do own work on samba, so I must 
wait and hope.  :-)

Regards Chris

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