[Dnsmasq-discuss] samba and workgroups with dhcp

richardvoigt at gmail.com richardvoigt at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 12:42:24 BST 2008

If you're set up as a domain controller, rather than plain workgroup
(and you are), then you need to forward dns requests for that domain
to the samba domain controller.  I think the needed dnsmasq
configuration option is "server".  You also need to make sure dnsmasq
is not filtering out Microsoft Networking requires, there's a
filterwin2k option or something like that which needs to be disabled.

Hope this helps.

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:21 AM, Adam Hardy
<adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:
> Just been wading through the docs and the mailing lists at samba.org trying
> to find out how I should configure my samba file server but I still haven't
> been able to work out the relationship of the samba server to the rest of my
> network.
> I'm running a SOHO with linux, OS X and windows clients which need to
> connect to the samba server to be able to run backups. I think it's causing
> conflict with the main gateway / DHCP server  (which runs dnsmasq).
> Samba has these 4 settings which are causing me complete confusion:
> workgroup = SAMBA_WORK_GROUP
> domain master = yes
> local master = yes
> preferred master = yes
> By all accounts this appears to be the way to allow the clients to browse
> the samba server, but I get problems with connections dropping,
> authentications failing and sometimes the server not even showing up.
> Am I right that the workgroup name should be totally different from the
> domain name I set for the DHCP clients in dnsmasq? (localdomain)
> Thanks
> Adam
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