Browse list lag time.

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Thu Mar 4 22:41:13 GMT 1999

> > The client searches for workgroup<1d> by broadcast, a unique name that
> > exists in every subnet. So it is never registered with wins, as this
> > would only allow exactly one lmb per workgroup.
> 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? 

only one host should have <1d> registered. The backup master browsers
register <1e> not <1d>.

> Also, if the DMB is on the local LAN, does it do the job of LMB as well 
> or do the two interact as if the DMB were remote.

it does the job of the LMB

> There are two things that come to mind here.  First, there's the 
> .__MSBROWSE__. name.  Second, the client workstation already knows the 
> name of the workgroup it's in, so it can broadcast for workgroup<1d>.

name query requests only give the IP back, they don't give the list of
names. You need to know the browsers primary name to sync with it,
trying to sync using the workgroup name will fail on MS servers (works
fine with Samba servers). That's why a node status or get_backup_list
is needed.

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