On Wed, April 23, 2008 18:16, Nejc Å koberne wrote: > Hi, > >> This is nota n issue with samba it is a name resolve issue. > > Then why is Samba replying to NetBIOS broadcasts very nicely when I put > it outside jail (with the same configuration)? As far as I understand > Samba also provides resolving - NetBIOS resolving via its nmbd. > >> If you add in c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts the following does >> all work then >> >> ipadress Machine-name >> >> where ipadress is the ipadres of the jailed samba server and >> machine-name is the netbios name of the jailed server. >> >> If this works then you need to check your DNS server. > > Okay, let me clarify all this once again: I know that this will work for > me. > I also know that if I add a mapping "machine" -> "IP address" into my DNS > it > will work for me. I also know that if I turn on WINS support in smb.conf > and > then set up a WINS server on the Windows machine, it will work fine. > > But as you probably know, there is also a "third" way of resolving names > to > IP addresses - it is called NetBIOS broadcasts - from Wikipedia: > > "In order to connect to a computer running TCP/IP via its NetBIOS name, > the > name must be resolved to a network address. Today this is usually an IP > address > (the NetBIOS name-IP address resolution is often done by either broadcasts > or > a WINS Server â NetBIOS Name Server)." > > So it says _either by broadcasts or a WINS Server_. I don't want to use > WINS > server (or DNS server) for this, but NetBIOS broadcasts. And these > broadcasts > work just fine when my Samba 3 server is not running in a FreeBSD jail. As > soon > as I put it into the jail, for some reason, Samba 3 stops responding to > NetBIOS > broadcasts. > > And this is what I would like to understand - why Samba 3 stops responding > to > these broadcasts when it is running in a jail.
If Samba is running in a jail it is linked to a Alias IP. AFAIK broadcasts are only processed and responded to by the primary IP address. This might be why. Ask on -net if they would know about how to get the alias ip responding to netbios broadcasts. Why it works for me: simple, all my servers are using DNS. All my DHCP clients get automatically added to DNS. Also, if I am not mistaken, Windows Vista wants to move away from Netbios. In WIndows XP there is even a setting to disable Netbios on TCP. I believe Samba is catered for that. Ports are 445 on windows if I am not mistaken. Cheers Patrick > > Thanks, > Nejc > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"