Browse list lag time.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Mar 4 21:14:12 GMT 1999

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> Christopher R. Hertel writes:
>  > It may get replies from the LMB and from backup master browsers on the
>  > LAN.  Does it simply take the first one it gets, or is there a formula? 
> Andrew answered:
> > > And now I have a question (Maybe better for samba-technical?).. How
> > > does the client get the netbios name of the lmb? Node status request?
> > > Does every browser-capable server answer these?
> > 
> > Under the MS model it doesn't need the netbios name of the LMB!
> > 
> > Instead MS clients do a "get backup list request" to the LMB name and
> > that returns a list of netbios names that are BMBs (backup master
> > browsers). This list usually includes the LMB netbios name, but it
> > doesn't have to. The client then picks one. 
> Ok. For me this means: Look up workgroup<1d>, and get the list of
> backup browsers by the get backup list request. My problem was that to
> set up a netbios session, the name of the target must be known. I

the name of the target is selected from the getbackuplistresponse.

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