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Re: [Samba] Multiple Workgroups and Subnets

From: <tms3_at_nospam>
Date: Tue Jul 27 2010 - 21:27:00 GMT
To: Tawanda Kavayi <tawanda@earth.co.zw>

Short answer: Use 1 WINS server.

>
> --- Original message ---
> Subject: [Samba] Multiple Workgroups and Subnets
> From: Tawanda Kavayi <tawanda@earth.co.zw>
> To: <samba@lists.samba.org>
> Date: Tuesday, 27/07/2010 2:01 PM
>
> Hi,
>
> I am configuring a network with two subnets with a different workgroup
> in each subnet. My aim is to have users being able to view and access
> shares on both workgroups. I have a Samba server in each
> subnet/workgroup, configured as both the domain and local master for
> each workgroup. Each server is also the WINS server for its subnet.
> The
> setup is like this:
>
> Subnet1:
> network - 192.168.10.0/24
> server IP - 192.168.10.254
> workgroup - Group1
>
> Subnet2:
> network - 192.168.20.0/24
> server IP - 192.168.20.254
> workgroup - Group2
>
> The two servers are configured identically, except for the information
> above, so the smb.conf for the Group1 server looks like this:
>
> [global]
> workgroup = GROUP1
> netbios name = GROUP1_SRV
> domain master = yes
> local master = yes
> preferred master = yes
> os level = 65
> smb ports = 139
> dns proxy = no
> socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
> SO_SNDBUF=8192
> wins support = yes
> name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast host
> interfaces = lo eth0 192.168.10.254/24 127.0.0.1/8
> bind interfaces only = yes
> remote announce = 192.168.20.254/GROUP1
> remote browse sync = 192.168.20.254
> hosts allow = 127. 192.168.10. 192.168.20.
>
> The problem is that a machine in Group1 can see all the machines in
> it's
> workgoup, plus the network for Group2 appears in network neighborhood,
> but the machines and shares in Group2 do not.
>
> To troubleshoot, I ran smbtree with debug level 5. What I picked out
> from all the output was:
>
> Cannot find master browser for workgroup GROUP2
>
> How can I resolve this?
>
>
> Tawanda
>
>
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