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See other domains thru a linux router

By gmaeding ·
How do I enable domain browsing behind a NAT/Router setup linux box? Samba is on and had been set to forward WINS and DNS requests plus Router is set to forward DNS queries to the Domain controller in the network. But Client computers behind that linux box cannot browse beyond that and find other computers or domain out there without knowing the exact name of what you want to connect to. I would like to be able to just click on Microsoft Network and see all the domains out there, not just the samba domain I set up on the linux box.

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See other domains thru a linux router

by timwalsh In reply to See other domains thru a ...

The bottom line is that to be able to see and access other Windows-based domains, you have to set up trust relationships between the domains

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by timwalsh In reply to See other domains thru a ...

I should add: see and access through Network Neighborhood. You can always access resources in other domains (using a UNC path) as long as you have the correct access permissions and know the correct path.

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by gmaeding In reply to See other domains thru a ...

Okay, is that possible in the current stable Samba 2.2.x? <<* Ability to initiate and maintain Inter-Domain Trust Relationships in an existing Windows NT multi domain network.>> This is what the next release of Samba ver 3 says it will have. So at this point I have to assume that it doesnt have support for it and that I will have to type in the exact path to the computer I want to connect to on the other side of the linux router box?

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by gmaeding In reply to See other domains thru a ...

http://nbfw.sourceforge.net/

This is a NetBIOS forwarder for Samba. Here is what it has to say:

"With the Samba NetBIOS forwarder, nbfw, you can browse the local windows network transparently to and from your masqueraded network.

This will most likely be of use for people who have Windows machines on a backend network who want to browse the Network Neighbourhood on the 'normal' network though their masquarading firewall."

I forgot to mention that we have win9x machines here thus we have WINS server and uses NetBIOS. If this was a complete Win2k only solution, this would had been a different story.

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by timwalsh In reply to See other domains thru a ...

That is correct. You can only see resources in other Windows domains (through Network Neighborhood), if Trust relationships have been set up. If you installed version of Samba won't allow this (or isn't compatible), you are out of luck as far as being able to browse other domains.

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by gmaeding In reply to See other domains thru a ...

Actually, its funny that I have assumed that Samba would copy the browser lists immediately. But I am still looking into where to set that setting for syncing with other browser masters for a copy of the list so that it can properly relay that information to any neighbor networking browser's requests. I somehow forgot to turn off the samba services and the next day it was working just the way I wanted it to. Turns out it needed more time before it duplicated the list. Anyone know about samba duping the master list syncing time periods? If so where do i tune that option at?

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