This option allows you to setup nmbd 8 to periodically request synchronization of browse lists with the master browser of a Samba server that is on a remote segment. This option will allow you to gain browse lists for multiple workgroups across routed networks. This is done in a manner that does not work with any non-Samba servers.
This is useful if you want your Samba server and all local clients 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 browse sync = 192.168.2.255 192.168.4.255
the above line would cause nmbd to request the master browser on the specified subnets or addresses to synchronize their browse lists with the local server.
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. If a machine IP address is given Samba makes NO attempt to validate that the remote machine is available, is listening, nor that it is in fact the browse master on its segment.
The may be used on networks where there is no WINS server, and may be used on disjoint networks where each network has its own WINS server.
|Registry Path||Software\Policies\Samba\smb_conf\remote browse sync|
|Value Name||remote browse sync|