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Bug 683292 - net-fs/wsd deamon to compliment samba
Summary: net-fs/wsd deamon to compliment samba
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Default Assignee for New Packages
Whiteboard: Web Service Discovery host daemon
Keywords: EBUILD, PullRequest
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-04-14 10:58 UTC by Forza
Modified: 2020-10-16 07:06 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

net-misc/wsdd-0.3 ebuild (wsdd-0.3.ebuild,753 bytes, text/plain)
2019-04-17 15:57 UTC, Forza

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Description Forza 2019-04-14 10:58:59 UTC
Since the deprecation SMB1, Microsoft has started to rely on WSD - Web Services for Devices to locate SMB servers and shares on the local network. Samba does not support WSD which means that Samba shares does not show up in Network browsing from Windows clients.

I have tested a python implementation of WSD that works good. It requires no dependencies other than Python3.

A quick search shows other candidates: - an implementation used by OpenWRT - an implementation for OpenMediaVault
Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2019-04-14 18:33:57 UTC
Many ebuild requests remain open for years, because nobody maintains the package.
If you want to be (proxied) maintainer of this package, please contact the proxy team [1] and prepare an ebuild [2].

You may want to link your repository [3] or attach the ebuild here until it makes its way to the official tree.

Comment 2 Forza 2019-04-17 15:57:59 UTC
Created attachment 573174 [details]
net-misc/wsdd-0.3 ebuild

This is an initial ebuild which is tested on an AMD64 arch with Python3.6.

Source is available on GitHub:
Comment 3 Forza 2019-06-22 18:07:39 UTC
Good news! The author of wsdd has created a repository on GitHub with his own Gentoo ebuild. :)

It is available at