Browse list lag time.

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Mar 4 21:14:39 GMT 1999

On Fri, 5 Mar 1999, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> Moving this to samba-tech, and also CCing the jCIFS list as this
> information will be of interest there, too. 
> > > 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 would be the ..__MSBROWSE__. name, yes?
> > 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. 
> How does the client pick one?  Is there a formula for this?


More information about the samba-technical mailing list