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SAMBA Share and MAster Browser......

Discussion in 'Asuswrt-Merlin' started by edsyl, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. edsyl

    edsyl Occasional Visitor

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    Just wondering, and I have not seen a recent answer about this.
    Just to clarify, to have the router act as a Master Browser, the SAMBA share MUST be enabled?

    Just curious as in my WIN10 machines SMB1 is disabled. The only thing that seems to use it is my NAS.
    I wanted to have the router as Master browser but it seems not to work with share off.
    Just want to know what others have seen?
    Cheers
    Ed
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    The change log for 384.5 says:
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       - CHANGED: From now on, setting the router to act as a master
                  browser or a WINS server will also require you to
                  enable sharing.  This will ensure that users understand
                  that enabling either of these settings requires disk
                  sharing to also be enabled (which it was already
                  silently doing before).
     
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  3. edsyl

    edsyl Occasional Visitor

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    Thank you for sharing.....ouch!
     
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    L&LD Part of the Furniture

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  5. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Master browser capabilities require SMBv1. If your client have it disabled, then they won't be able to browse the available computers, regardless of what master browser you are using.

    What you need rather is WS Discovery capabilities, which works without SMBv1, and will be available in 384.12.
     
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  6. edsyl

    edsyl Occasional Visitor

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    What you need rather is WS Discovery capabilities, which works without SMBv1, and will be available in 384.12.

    What are the mechanics of this WS Discovery? Is it a particular port that handles the queries of the shares kept track of in the router?
    I'm not sure how this works.
    Thanks
     
  7. bbunge

    bbunge Very Senior Member

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    You just need to know it works very well with just smb2 enabled on the router.
    However, any router is a poor substitute for a good NAS!

    Sent from my SM-T380 using Tapatalk
     
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  8. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    It's a port of wsdd2.
     
  9. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    WS Discovery is another protocol that can scan a network, querying devices for services they are offering. wsdd2 is a daemon that now runs on the router, that answers WD Discovery requests sent to the router, and returns the Samba information. Windows clients by default are capable of scanning a network using that protocol.

    upload_2019-6-14_16-42-11.png

    Now we just need some NAS manufacturers to start implementing it on their products (Asustor doesn't as you can see Alexandria doesn't appear in the Computers section, I didn't check if my QNAP did).
     
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  10. edsyl

    edsyl Occasional Visitor

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    As soon as I upgrade to this version I can test that.