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Use of the Remote Announce Parameter

The remote announce parameter of smb.conf can be used to forcibly ensure that all the NetBIOS names on a network get announced to a remote network. The syntax of the remote announce parameter is:

remote announce = 192.168.12.23 [172.16.21.255] ...

or

remote announce = 192.168.12.23/MIDEARTH [172.16.21.255/ELVINDORF] ...

where:

192.168.12.23 and 172.16.21.255

is either the LMB IP address or the broadcast address of the remote network. That is, the LMB is at 192.168.1.23, or the address could be given as 172.16.21.255 where the netmask is assumed to be 24 bits (255.255.255.0). When the remote announcement is made to the broadcast address of the remote network, every host will receive our announcements. This is noisy and therefore undesirable but may be necessary if we do not know the IP address of the remote LMB.

WORKGROUP

is optional and can be either our own workgroup or that of the remote network. If you use the workgroup name of the remote network, our NetBIOS machine names will end up looking like they belong to that workgroup. This may cause name resolution problems and should be avoided.

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