WSDD - The cane for Windows

March 30, 2021 19:41

Why?

This enables Windows to still see some major Linux services, as it is too incompetent to use some broadly available solution like Avahi. With newer Windows versions also the support for NETBIOS names has been removed, so newer Windows versions can’t even see any Samba share anymore…

Install

Navigate to here to get the newest wsdd binaries for Debian. Then download & install it:

wget "[PATH_TO_WSDD_DEB_FILE]"
sudo apt install ./[WSDD_DEB_FILE]
sudo systemctl enable wsdd

Done. That’s it!