Chapter 24. Samba Browse Service Enhancements


If you want something done right you have to do it yourself.

 --Well-known axiom

Sit back and think about it for a minute... There are a lot of ways to fiddle with the Browse Service. That could be good, or it could be bad. (Now would be a good time to check your firewall configuration.)

Samba takes advantage of the fiddlability of the Browse Protocol to improve the workings of the Network Neighborhood. It may break a few rules, but it gets the job done... sort of like Chicago.[1]

Samba’s Browse Service enhancements are worth a bit of study, because knowing how to gracefully break the rules can provide a better insight on the proper workings of the system.

Automatic LANMAN

There may still be systems out ...

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