Disappearing clients in WINS list
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
lkcl at switchboard.net
Mon Oct 20 13:24:06 GMT 1997
On Mon, 20 Oct 1997, Dieter Rothacker wrote:
> 2) I will try that.
> 3) No problem. The machine which acts as WINS server has no shares, and
> is only used for maintaining a cross-subnet browse list and TCP/IP &
> IPX router. It will soon become a full firewall, and therefor will do
> no file serving.
> The samba box that disappeared is a 64MB ftp/nfs/samba without an X
> server, so that should be also enough.
> I believe that the problem is one of the W95 clients (of course :-)),
> but I wonder why samba does not re-register at the WINS server ?
do you have "preferred master = yes" in the smb.conf file? if the w95
machine is being agressive, it will win the election, and samba will say
"ok. you win!".
you need "preferred master = yes" to a) give samba an edge in elections
b) to get it to retry every 5 minutes if it doesn't become the local master.
> Here is the smb.conf of the disappeared samba box:
> (I stripped the services part, I think it is not important)
> wins support = no
> workgroup =
make sure this is on the same line.
> browse list = no
> domain master = no
> preferred master = no
here you go! set this to yes!
> local master = no
> os level = 0
this puts your samba server on a par with Windows for Workgroups
machines: _low_ priority.
check the Browsing.txt file etc (grep for "os level" in docs directory).
put this to at least 4 (one above NT Workstation).
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