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Old 06-09-2007, 08:03 PM   #1
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Question Access SMB server from different local networks

Hello dudes!

Im running Red Hat Linux Enterprise 4 as a Gateway/Firewall with samba 3.0.10.

[HTML] internet
| NIC:
| | NIC:
WINDOWS XP client --------
NIC: | router |
| NIC:

From I can access the shared samba folders but form I cannot.
The Firewall configuration accepts input, output and forward by default and it is not running dhcp and DNS services. Everyone has inet access.

My smb.conf file is:

workgroup = MYGROUP
server string = Samba Server
host allow = 192.168.1. 192.168.2. 192.168.3. 127.
security = share
interfaces =
remote browse sync =
remote announce =
local master = yes
domain master = yes
preferred master = yes
wins support = yes
dns proxy = no
idmap uid = 16777216-33554431
idmap gid = 16777216-33554431
template shell = /bind/false
winbind use default domain = no
comment = Test
path = /export/samba/test (chmod 777)
browseable = yes
read only = no
guest ok = yes
public = yes

Why I dont see the shared folders from network?

Many thanks in advance![HTML][/HTML]

Last edited by Cya; 06-09-2007 at 08:04 PM.
Old 06-09-2007, 09:02 PM   #2
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you need to make sure that broadcasts actually get to the 192.168.3.x network. I don't think this is standard routing behaviour.

here's a way to solve it posted on a samba mailing list. basically you need to put a 2nd samba server in the 192.168.3.x subnet that syncs with your main samba server and communicates with the xp clients there.

Last edited by rtspitz; 06-09-2007 at 09:12 PM.
Old 06-10-2007, 05:13 AM   #3
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Thanks rtspitz. I need to make it works with only one samba server. Hope someone can shed some ligth on this, meanwhile Im trying with different routers to see if I can broadcast to (thanks for the advice).
Old 06-10-2007, 07:53 AM   #4
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Still looking for a solution but here is a similar problem advicing to purchase DLink products that supports SMB/CIFS:


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