(LONG) Please help. Subnet browsing 1.9.17alpha5 (LONG)

Stefaan A Eeckels Stefaan.Eeckels at ecc.lu
Sun Aug 17 21:14:34 GMT 1997


The problem might be that in your setup the service


doesn't exist. When I run an nbtstat against my Samba server,
I get the following (my workgroup is called E.C.C.):

H:\>nbtstat -a justus

       NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table

   Name               Type         Status
JUSTUS         <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
JUSTUS         <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
JUSTUS         <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
.__MSBROWSE__.<01>  GROUP       Registered
E.C.C.         <00>  GROUP       Registered
E.C.C.         <1B>  UNIQUE      Registered
E.C.C.         <1C>  GROUP       Registered
E.C.C.         <1D>  UNIQUE      Registered
E.C.C.         <1E>  GROUP       Registered

MAC Address = 00-00-00-00-00-00

and a dump of my wins.dat file gives:

E.C.C.#00 0 c4S 
E.C.C.#1e 0 c4S 
JUSTUS#20 0 44S 
JUSTUS#03 0 44S 
JUSTUS#00 0 44S 
*#00 0 44S 
*#20 0 44S 
__SAMBA__#20 0 44S 
__SAMBA__#00 0 44S 
JOSQUIN#20 871893631 60R 
JOSQUIN#00 871893631 60R 
JOSQUIN#03 871893631 60R 
STEFAAN#03 871893631 60R 
JOSQUIN#01 871893631 60R 
E.C.C.#1c 0 c4S 
E.C.C.#1b 0 44S 
JOSQUIN#1f 871893631 60R 

As far as NT is concerned, the PDC is also the Domain Master 
Browser. I guess that the lack of a 1c service causes 'cascade'
to conclude that there is no DMB (IMVHO).
I don't know why you don't have an entry for the 1c service; 
my domain/browsing setup is quite similar to yours, apart from
the fact that I have no subnets: 

;  Domain options
        workgroup = E.C.C.
        preferred master = yes
        domain master = yes
        os level = 255
        domain logons = yes
        logon script = %U.bat
;  Browsing option
        wins support = yes

It is possible to force nmbd to advertise the 1c service by
manually adding it to the wins.dat file before starting
nmbd. It's a wild stab, but you could give it a try.

Best of luck

Stefaan A Eeckels                         (Stefaan.Eeckels at ecc.lu)
  "The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of
   them to choose from."                 -- Andrew S Tanenbaum

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