Local group registration
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Wed Oct 8 13:51:57 GMT 1997
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On Wed, 8 Oct 1997 Janne.Harju at nmp.nokia.com wrote:
> Samba 1.9.17p2 seems to still be registering NetBIOS group [1E]
> incorrectly although the "local master = no" option is used
> in smb.conf.
it is not incorrect: it is correct behaviour.
"local master = no" switches off samba from participating in elections,
resulting in it never potentially registering, on each broadcast-isolated
subnet, the "local master" NetBIOS name. this NetBIOS name is a unique,
broadcast-only NetBIOS name WORKGROUP<1d>.
the NetBIOS name you refer to is a group, broadcast-only NetBIOS name
WORKGROUP<1e>, and indicates _membership_ of the broadcast-isolated
> I reported this happening with 1.9.16p11 and earlier releases
> (this was in May). The answer was that this will be fixed in 1.9.17.
> Luke, can you tell me what happened with the fix?
i have a "workgroup member = yes/no" parameter in samba-2, which will
stop the registration of WORKGROUP<1e> and WORKGROUP<00> and generally
make samba invisible in the network neighbourhood.
this is probably not what you want, as the samba-2 (currently broken)
version can appear in multiple workgroups, under multiple different
NetBIOS aliases, under _some_ of which you may want samba not to have
Network Neighbourhood presence, rather than completely invisible under
all NetBIOS names.
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