Browsing Support in Samba
Samba facilitates browsing. The browsing is supported by nmbd
and is also controlled by options in the
Samba can act as an LMB for a workgroup, and the ability
to support domain logons and scripts is now available.
Samba can also act as a DMB for a workgroup. This
means that it will collate lists from LMBs into a
wide-area network server list. In order for browse clients to
resolve the names they may find in this list, it is recommended that
both Samba and your clients use a WINS server.
Do not set Samba to be the domain master for a workgroup that has the same
name as an NT Domain. On each wide-area network, you must only ever have one
DMB per workgroup, regardless of whether it is NT, Samba,
or any other type of domain master that is providing this service.