I have a samba server in the main office LAN.
I have multiple satellite offices, 3 hops away. Wins and netbios work fine, using both windows servers and samba servers. Such as:
[ main ] -- [office a] [office] [ lan ] -- [office b]
I tried to move one office to be one hop PAST another office. Such as:
[main office lan] -- [office a] -- [office b]
... and the routing, pinging, and porning all work great.
But the machines in office B can't SMB connect to any machines in the main LAN.
As far as I can tell, it is because netbios isn't making it between main and B.
net view ip.of.samba.server gives "cannot find path".
nbtstat -A ip.of.samba.server shows nothing.
The routers are Procurve 2800-series Layer 3 switches with ip routing enabled.
Do I need to enable udp broadcast forwarding?
ip routing ip udp-bcast-forward
ip forward-protocol udp .....255 netbios-ns ip forward-protocol udp .....255 netbios-dgm
if so, which way? Do I need to enable that on each routing switch along the way? for every vlan? and what about TCP?
Hopefully someone here has run into this before.
I am trying to get rid of VLAN 20, send all the traffic for Office B thru 19 then 18. This all works for normal pinging, surfing, etc. so the routes are good.