Problem with NT workstation loging in...

John Rooke john.rooke at
Tue Sep 28 08:16:51 GMT 1999

We are running samba 2.1-prealpha on SuSE Linux 6.0 and all seems to be
OK. The only problem seems to be when I start up an NT Workstation 4.0
(SP5) PC called john. This attempts to become the master browser (as can
be seen from the except from log.nmb below) meaning that the PC john
cannot find the PDC (saturn - our Linux box running Samba) and thus logs
on with a locally stored profile. If I then log out of john and logh
back in all is OK and I can log onto our domain.

I have set os level=100 in smb.conf on saturn so saturn should win out
all the time.

How do I stop john from trying to be the master browser when it starts


[1999/09/27 10:15:56, 0]
  process_local_master_announce: Server JOHN at IP is
announcing itself
 as a local master browser for workgroup LPSYSTEMS and we think we are
master. F
orcing election.
[1999/09/27 10:15:56, 0]

  Samba name server SATURN has stopped being a local master browser for
p LPSYSTEMS on subnet

[1999/09/27 10:16:14, 0]

  Samba name server SATURN is now a local master browser for workgroup
 on subnet


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