Domain-Master-Browser will not work!

Stephan Lauffer lauffer at
Mon Dec 20 17:08:57 GMT 1999

Hi Luke!

> > to specify that Samba should be a Domain Master Browser, while a
> > combination of OS level, local master and preferred master control whether
> > or not Samba becomes the local master browser.
> specifically, dmb functionality is TOTALLY functionally separate from lmb
> functionality, to the extent where a dmb can LOSE local master browser
> elections on its own subnets and still perform its role, fully, as a dmb.

One thing is unclearly described... specially in "Using Samba"...
Page 120;
"If you have a domain master browser in a subnet, a local master browser is
not needed".

If this is right, the DMB should be recogniced as normal LMB for clients
in the same subnet of the DMB. Or am i wrong?

Why isnt´t there any master browser shown in log.nmb if i only set up
an DMB?! 
In the following example, PINGUIN and LISA were set up as
local master = no, preferred master = no, domain master = no
and Mail1 ist set up as:
local master = no, preferred master = no, domain master = yes
Why isn´t there a entry for the current master browser?

dump workgroup on subnet  UNICAST_SUBNET: netmask=
    LINUX-AG(1) current master browser = UNKNOWN
         LISA 40019a03 (Samba 2.0.6)
         MAIL1     9a23 (Mailserver PH-Fr.)
         PINGUIN    49a23 (Linux-Server der Linux-AG)

Liebe Gruesse,
Stephan Lauffer

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