Browsing along side NT

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Fri Jan 16 18:57:21 GMT 1998

> I'd like to kill it! It's an NT machine. However, it's normal for an
> NT machine to become a browse master. We also have W95 machines
> within the subnet but they don't create a problem. Shouldn't the 
> NT machine accept the samba server has the master browser and leave it at 
> that? Is this something that I should be concerned with or are
> these messages just informational and all is well?

No you have a problem. One of the machines shouldn't
be able to become browse master as it shoud lose the

Try cranking up the nmbd debug level and looking at
the election packets. You should see the NT box
participate in the election and lose. If it doesn't
participate then for some reason the boxes are not
seeing each others election broadcasts.

Jeremy Allison,
Samba Team.

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