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Re: [Samba] Windows Server 2019 / Windows 10 LTSC can't access samba shares on Debian stable 4.5.12

On Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:43:31 +0200
Thomas Glanzmann via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hello Rowland,
> > Stop me if I am wrong (and I often am), but doesn't the 'loopback'
> > device do exactly that ? Anything 'lo' receives on its input just
> > gets shoved out of its output, or to put it another way, it just
> > goes around in a circle, so how does this work with Samba etc ?
> > Not saying it will not work, trying to understand how it works if
> > it does ;-)
> lo is a layer 3 (ip) interface. So everything that speaks ip can talk
> to it, if you enable routing on the box. So that means in the past I
> had 32 publically routed addresses in addition to on lo.

Yes, but it is a special virtual network interface and in, my opinion,
you are 'bending' it to your purposes.
Wouldn't you be better creating proper virtual network interfaces and
leaving 'loopback' to be what it is, a loop. It is however your
computer, so you can do whatever you like and works for you ;-)

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