> Now I've also got a view computers in satellite offices, on different
> subnets, that I want to integrate with the subnet. If I put the Linux box's
> IP # in the WINS server tab on the remote computers, the remote computers
> can browse the 128.146.228.x network fine. But I can't figure out how to
> get the remote computers to appear in the local browse lists. I've added
> entries for them to the lmhosts file on the samba server, and I can connect
> to them with path names, no problem, but I can't get them on Samba's browse
> list. Can I do this?
I do something similar at my site, maybe it'll help. I think you need
your master to be "on" all the subnets he's supposed to be browse master
for. Then you generate an LMHOSTS file for the master telling it that
the workgroup is on all the networks.
I've got two IP networks on the same wire. The 188.8.131.52 network
uses a 255.255.255.0 mask and the 184.108.40.206 network uses a
255.255.252.0 mask. I've got PCs on both networks who want to be in the
My Solaris host (running samba) has two IP addresses on the same
interface. I set the clients on the 204 network to use the Solaris
machine's 204-net IP address as its WINS server and those on the 146
network to use the 146-net IP address. I set them also to log onto the
Windows NT network for kicks...
My LMHOSTS file for samba looks like this:
220.127.116.11 mass-usr.com G
18.104.22.168 mass-usr.com G
22.214.171.124 mass-usr.com G
126.96.36.199 mass-usr.com G
188.8.131.52 mass-usr.com G
I suppose I COULD have set just the 184.108.40.206 broadcast address
and still had it work, and I may do this, but this gets the job done.
Now PCs on both networks appear in Network Neighborhood. Plus, I can
see the Network Neighborhood from home over dialup networking if I set
the WINS server!
It really works well.
Anyone care to comment on this setup? Especially on my LMHOSTS file...
U.S. Robotics, Massachusetts R&D Lab