Samba routing

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at
Sun Dec 11 18:28:41 UTC 2005

On Sun, 2005-12-11 at 10:22, Petar Dimitrijevic wrote:

> One question about Samba. I have a central server set up which serves 
> three different subnetworks:,, 
> The samba server is configured to listen on all 3 
> interfaces and there are no problems with it.
> The problem is the following. All computers from the different 
> subnetworks see each other by name but when you try to access the share 
> the request times-out. I know that Micro$oft$ protocol is unroutable and 
> I guess that that is the problem. Does anybody know how this can be 
> resolved ? Maybe with tunnels between networks ?

Samba runs over tcp and has no problem with routing.  If you
don't have the names in DNS, windows clients may try to resolve
names through a broadcast protocal that won't traverse routers
but should find a multi-homed server from any of it's interfaces.
This sounds like a firewall issue to me.

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at

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