[Samba] Domains, vpn and bowse lists (samba 4.2)

Rowland Penny rowlandpenny at googlemail.com
Mon Mar 30 10:41:19 MDT 2015

On 30/03/15 17:16, jd at ionica.lv wrote:
> Hi!
> I apologize, if the questions are simple, but its been a long time 
> since I use Windows as enhanced typewriter only. The need to implement 
> domain etc arose just suddenly.
> I am trying to implement VPN (and succeeded to implement it), even 
> able to join windows clients to the Samba AD domain over VPN, but I am 
> confused by not getting the browse list of computers for the network I 
> connect to. I can access particular machine or file server if I enter 
> its name and I can browse through shares, if I have respective perms, 
> but there is no "folder" displaying machines on-line. The locally 
> placed computer displays the browse list. Connection to the site - 
> symmetric 10 mbit/s. What's more confusing - I had it working, but it 
> disappeared once and is not coming back.
> The second question - I remember from the XP era that network browsing 
> was something hierarchical - starting from the domain to groups to 
> workstations (domain members). Dolphin's Samba share browser behaves 
> the same, but windows (7)  seem to be indifferent to it and are 
> displaying members of two co-existing domains as a disorganized 
> "crowd". Should it be so or some fine-tuning is necessary somewhere?
> Janis

This is very probably because there is no networking browsing with a 
samba4 AD DC, you can, as you have found, navigate to a share via its 


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