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Re: [opensuse] querying the default samba setup for suse 11
  • From: "Rajko M." <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2009 09:22:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <200910180922.20373.rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 18 October 2009 08:45:03 Robert P. J. Day wrote:

the name resolution is being
handled by a netbios broadcast request on the local network, and it is
the same host that is answering its own request.


Yes.
Enable Broadcast requests in YaST Firewall for your local network.
You will find it listed in left pane of firewall setup window.
For instance 192.168.1.0/24 and nmblookup will work with firewall on.

***
It is openSUSE/SUSE perk to keep all stuff that is not used closed, which is
good from security stand point.

The only problem is to convince openSUSE guys that not having easy way to
connect to other computers on local network is not the way to increase number
of users, which is directly proportional to number of customers [1].


[1] In my humble understanding, customer is legal or physical entity that pays
for goods or services with money, goods, or services.

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