[Samba] Why are Samba DCs not browsable?
garydale at torfree.net
Wed Nov 4 05:08:09 UTC 2015
On 29/10/15 05:41 AM, Rowland Penny wrote:
> On 29/10/15 09:19, Viktor Trojanovic wrote:
>> In a book I'm reading on Samba4, the author explains that network
>> browsing doesn't work for Samba AD DCs "because there is no nmbd
>> It's true enough that I can't browse my DC, however, there is an
>> active nmbd process on my Samba server. So I wonder if the
>> explanation of the author is (still) correct. I couldn't find any
>> supporting or contradicting information on the web.
> The book is partially correct, nmbd shouldn't be run on a DC, but
> there is a netbios server built into the samba binary but it doesn't
> contain the browsing code. If you are running a DC and there is a
> separate 'nmbd' running, then you really should stop it and stop it
> starting at boot.
Is there any work being done to fix this problem? I just redid a Samba 4
install and discovered that the DC was not browsable. Since this is for
a small office, they only have the one server doing both DC and file &
print services. Browsing is somewhat important.
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