Corporate Reactions to Linux (fwd)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Oct 15 16:34:09 GMT 1999

> > therefore in a win95-only environ. win95 _can_ become the LMB.
> Yup. But there is a parameter that you have to enable in W95 
> before it does that. If this is not enabled (which is the default
> behaviour), w95 will never try to become master browser.

you may be thinking of preferred master browser parameter, which defaults
to "auto".  this is different.

this should ONLY be set on ONE system per broadcast-isolated-subnet, where
one system is any network-neighbourhood-aware system INCLUDING samba and

if you set PBM=yes then that system will _actively_ attempt, constantly,
to become the LMB.

but this is all irrelevant as it's nothing to do with being a domain logon

More information about the samba-ntdom mailing list