Well first of all, everyone that has had problems with it in the past, those posts were made in 2007
I haven't seen many recent posts regarding this problem, and the two posts that were made regarding this, I have responded to. The first one, I actually fixed his problem. This post, I attempted to help, but then all these "think we are right" dev's and contributors started telling me i'm wrong, when I have 5 systems working exactly as I have said, and as you guys say won't work. I think you guys are EXTREMELY confused with yourselves.
After being confirmed correct by one of the more respected contributors, you guys are still telling me i'm wrong. Wow, you guys are never going to get anywhere. I guess, since i'm fed up with this community, now is a good time to say this.
I witness you guys working on some stupid ass projects. You guys trying to broadcast games across all MD's, getting your obscure bluetooth phones to work as orbiters, etc... maybe you guys should be concentrating on some of the more common problems people are having. Like this one for example. Or mythtv freezing, oh wait I already took care of that.
Back to the actual subject, since this is probably one of my last posts. You guys are obviously very closed minded. After a detail analysis on how automatic detection actually works, you still post condescending comments. Are you guys blind or just self-absorbed? How much more proof do I have to provide?
Automatic PNP of network shares work perfectly with or without DHCP enabled. Network shares will detect on both the external nic and the internal nic. External nic pnp may require the internal nic to be in the same subnet. I haven't tested this since I automaticlly put my internal virtual nic in the same subnet by default.
In addition to the pnp for shares working perfectly, it didn't require ANY extra configuration for this work. I even have pnp working over a vpn link with no extra configuration.
Yes I understand cisco ip phones, or whatever devices you guys are wasting your time with, that are ip based, and do not advertise netbios names but recieve ip address from dhcp, yes in that case, dhcp would be required for PNP operation. But now think logically, the majority of people that will use devices of this nature, are more than likely advanced users and would have no difficulty configuring their devices manually. So with that said, I still stand my ground, for those of you that wish to keep your existing gateway/dhcp setup and wish to disabled the dhcp on the lmce box. Yes this is very possible and have a very small affect on the operation of lmce. I don't know where these other guys are getting their information, but they are obviously very confused and probably need to take another logical analysis of the detection scripts as I have several times before making any of these posts, to make sure I am not just crazy. I even cited examples, man you guys are striking me as very dumb. Well you know what they say, technical people usually lack all common sense (as observed here) and vice versa. The trick is to maintain a balance.
To answer you question AGAIN Z, I haven't helped because if you do your own research (as I did and cited examples) you'll see everyone single one of those were made in 2007, or the user had already been lulled into a false sense of proper configuration by you guys and is happy and stable already, and I just started participating in the community last month. So why am I going to bring back old posts like that for users who most likely don't even use lmce anymore? Why do you ask stupid ass questions Z? I really did respect all of you guys until I started watching you in IRC chat and how hostile and closed minded you guys are on the forums. There are a few of you I do still respect, collinjones, hari, daniel, and some others i can't remember at the moment, you guys have shown nothing but open-minded honest analysis and resolution of just about everyones problem you know something about. I will just refrain from participating in this community and just become like the other 90% of lmce users and just search for information on the forums to help us analyze our problems and screw everyone else. I mean, thats basically what you guys do, so... no more posting from me. This place is too hostile and too full of douche pickles. And yes, you can be a programmer, network engineer, etc... and still be a fool.