"unbecome lmb" oddity

Duncan duncan at surveyorcorp.com
Tue Mar 28 22:02:30 GMT 2000

i'm using the samba server distributed with redhat linux
version 6.2beta in late feb/early march of 2000.

the server is configured to compete for master browser
using oslevel 33 and "preferred" but is NOT configured
to become the domain master or to provide WINS.

an NT box on the LAN appears to force an election about
once a day.  the samba server loses this election, as
office politics dictate that it should, but then something
breaks.  the LAN becomes unbrowseable.  samba's nmb log

>[2000/03/26 17:47:38, 0] nmbd/nmbd_incomingdgrams.c:process_local_master_announc
>  process_local_master_announce: Server REPLICATION at IP is announ
>cing itself as a local master browser for workgroup SURVEYABLE and we think we a
>re master. Forcing election.
>[2000/03/26 17:47:38, 0] nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:unbecome_local_master_success(15
>  *****
>  Samba name server BIT has stopped being a local master browser for workgroup S
>URVEYABLE on subnet
>  *****
>[2000/03/26 17:47:51, 0] nmbd/nmbd_nameregister.c:register_name_response(112)
>  register_name_response: server at IP rejected our name registrati
>on of SURVEYABLE<1d> with error code 6.
>[2000/03/26 17:47:51, 0] nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:become_local_master_fail2(427)
>  become_local_master_fail2: failed to register name SURVEYABLE<1d> on subnet 17
> Failed to become a local master browser.
>[2000/03/26 17:47:51, 0] nmbd/nmbd_namelistdb.c:standard_fail_register(295)
>  standard_fail_register: Failed to register/refresh name SURVEYABLE<1d> on subn

first, after announcing that it has stopped being master browser,
why does it immediately attempt to become master browser again?

second, from the docs i got the impression that SURVEYABLE#1b was
for master browser while SURVEYABLE#1d was for domain controller
on workgroup SURVEYABLE.

am i reading the docs wrong or is it attempting to register the
wrong name? (BUG?)
Duncan Campbell / duncan at surveyorcorp.com / 805.784.9000 x110
    circuit design / software testing / hardware testing

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