[Samba] [newbie] Making sense of network discovery
codecomplete at free.fr
Wed Dec 14 14:06:03 UTC 2022
Windows 10 not seeing Samba servers through "net view" is the occasion
to understand the issue.
Did I get this right?
Windows' Network Browser (both GUI and CLI?) relied on the Netbios API,
which, for historical reason, relied itself partially on SMB1; The two
weren't neatly separated at birth.
out, Microsoft had to disable SMB1 in a hurry… and broke Network
Browser, leaving Windows users with no way to browse the network — while
it was still possible to connect to a remote computer if you knew its name.
Upgrading SMB1 to SMB2/SMB3 didn't solve t the solution since Netbios
relied partly on SMB1.
What did/does Microsoft offer as an alternative Network Browser that
didn't rely on SMB? WSD <https://github.com/christgau/wsdd>? Does it
work for both GUI and CLI (net view)?
To avoid reconfiguring Windows 7/8 hosts, can a Samba server run both
WINS and wsdd?
PS: Is there an online archive of the list that's easier to search than
downloading and grepping zip files <https://lists.samba.org/archive/samba/>?
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