Domain-Master-Browser will not work!

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Dec 20 17:12:38 GMT 1999

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Stephan Lauffer wrote:

> 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".

i hate it when this happens.  it's not true.
> 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?

wrong.  sorry.  functionally, the two are totally separate.  TYPICALLY,
the two [DMB and LMB] are implemented on the same "host", in this case
> Why isnt´t there any master browser shown in log.nmb if i only set up
> an DMB?! 

because like i said, being a DMB has nothing to _do_ with being a LMB.

it would help if you thought of these as totally different programs with
totally different configuration files.

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