This option allows you to setup nmbd 8 to periodically announce itself to arbitrary IP addresses with an arbitrary workgroup name.
This is useful if you want your Samba server to appear in a remote workgroup for which the normal browse propagation rules don't work. The remote workgroup can be anywhere that you can send IP packets to.
remote announce = 192.168.2.255/SERVERS 192.168.4.255/STAFF
the above line would cause nmbd to announce itself to the two given IP addresses using the given workgroup names. If you leave out the workgroup name, then the one given in the parameter is used instead.
The IP addresses you choose would normally be the broadcast addresses of the remote networks, but can also be the IP addresses of known browse masters if your network config is that stable.
See the chapter on Network Browsing in the Samba-HOWTO book.
|Registry Path||Software\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\remote announce|
|Value Name||remote announce|