Bug and Fix (Browse Lists)

Tim Potter tpot at samba.org
Wed Dec 18 02:46:00 GMT 2002

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 08:24:18PM -0600, Matt Roberts, GRDA wrote:

> First, please accept my thanks for a really great product.  I use Samba
> extensively and really enjoy it.

I'm glad you enjoy Samba so much.  (-:


> In the NMBd debug output (nmbd run with -d 255), I find this excerpt:
> process_dgram: datagram from WS01<20> to DOMAIN<1e> IP for
>    \MAILSLOT\BROWSE of type 15 len=33
> process_browse_packet: Discarding datagram from IP Scope ()
>    mismatch with our scope ((null)).

This is a bug that has been fixed recently in CVS.  As you might guess
there was a problem with comparing the empty string to the NULL string
when processing certain browsing packets.

> So out of curiosity, I added this line to my smb.conf file:
>    netbios scope =
> with no value (empty value), and everything now works like it did with 2.2!

Great!  That's a good workaround for the problem if you are not keen on


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