I'm using wins in this way. We have a small office with no server
other than monowall and the main office on the other end of the ipsec
tunnel. The mono serves the wins address with dhcp and the small
office folks browse with no problem.
I wanted the main office folks to be able to browse the small office.
By disabling the dns proxy on the small office monowall and specifying
the main office dns this works.
I'm a little confused as to why I can create an ipsec tunnel on a
cheap linksys gateway/router and by clicking "enable netbios" folks on
both sides can browse each other but can't have that functionality on
the monowall. (Granted, I have to restart the cheap linksys once a
week or more and the monowall just goes and goes.)
On 4/28/05, Jason Brunk <jbrunk at wthosting dot com> wrote:
> Even with a wins server? I thought having the wins server overrides the
> need of having a master browser? Most of the articles I have found said
> this to be the case. I know back in win98 we used to point to a public wins
> server online and my buddies and I would share files that way, just doesn't
> seem to be the case now a day.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Schneider [mailto:pacneil at linuxgeek dot net]
> Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 2:19 PM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] ipsec tunnel network neighborhood
> Jason Brunk said:
> > I am working to get mono wall setup for a client of mine and his
> > branch
> > office. So far the tunnel is working great, I have a wins server
> > running on
> > one side and every machine on both networks is registering with it.
> > Name
> > resolution works and everything pings fine. But network neighborhood
> > browsing only shows machines on that side of the network. Anyone know
> > why
> > the workstations wouldn't be showing the rest of the machines
> > registered in
> > wins?
> Windows won't do cross-subnet browsing without a master browser on the
> subnet that knows about all the hosts on the other side. This probably
> should be in the FAQs if it isn't already. Network neighborhood uses
> broadcast packets and broadcast packets don't cross network
> Neil Schneider pacneil_at_linuxgeek_dot_net
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