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  1. FreeNAS / TrueNAS
  2. NAS-104715

Make docs changes to correspond with UI/middleware changes allowing configuration of mDNS, NetBIOS-NS, and WS-Discovery

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: In Progress (View Workflow)
    • Priority: Low
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: 12.0
    • Component/s: Documentation
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      Description

      Text from UI ticket:

      The linked middleware ticket made two significant changes:

      1) The 'zeroconf' field was removed from the SMB server

      2) A new field 'service_announcement' was added to network.configuration.  See below output:

      {
        "id": 1,
        "hostname": "truenas",
        "domain": "local",
        "ipv4gateway": "",
        "ipv6gateway": "",
        "nameserver1": "",
        "nameserver2": "",
        "nameserver3": "",
        "httpproxy": "",
        "netwait_enabled": false,
        "netwait_ip": [],
        "hosts": "",
        "domains": [],
        "service_announcement": {
          "netbios": true,
          "mdns": true,
          "wsd": true
        },
        "hostname_local": "truenas"
      }

       

      We need the field from (1) removed and some GUI representation of (2) in Network->Global Configuration. Possible names for keys "NetBIOS-NS", "mDNS", and "WS-Discovery". I can't remember how discussion with Warren went, but I  think his overall suggestion was "Service Announcement".

       

      Additional documentation thoughts:

      Help text should contain brief explanation of when these might be desirable to set:

      - NetBIOS-NS = Legacy NetBIOS name server. May be required for legacy SMB1 clients to discover the server (server to appear in "Network Neighborhood"). Name that is advertised is under SMB->netbios name.

      - mDNS = Multicast DNS. Advertises enabled and running services using multicast DNS. Among other things, this controls whether the Server will appear under "Network" on MacOS clients. Name that is advertised is under system hostname.

      - WS-Discovery = Advertises the presence of the server to WS-Discovery clients. This causes the computer to in "Network Neighborhood" in modern Windows OSes. Name that is advertised is under SMB->netbios name.

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              tim Tim Moore
              Reporter:
              awalker Andrew Walker
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