unable to sync browse lists
lusk at dg-rtp.dg.com
Thu Oct 22 18:31:22 GMT 1998
I'm having two problems. I encountered the second while trying to set
up a clean environment to work on the first. Can somebody tell me if
(a) I've done something obviously wrong, or (b) this is a known Samba
bug? Any help is appreciated.
domain_master_node_status_fail: Doing a node status request to the
domain master browser for workgroup [workgroup name deleted] at IP
[PDC/DMB ip address deleted] failed. Cannot sync browser lists.
I don't get the above message, and browse sync w/DMB seems to
succeed, but the Samba server's name (and shares) don't show up in
Desktop Explorer (and, presumably, in Network Neighborhood, since
they're the same thing, right?).
Pushing a little deeper into the first problem with a symbolic
debugger and higher debug levels, the node status query failure is due
to a timeout. It seems that the DMB (an NT server running 4.0 + SP3,
SMS, Cheyenne Anti-Virus, NT Server ResKit 2 and no hotfixes) simply
doesn't respond to the node status query the Samba server sends it
(from a different subnet).
I have read docs/BROWSING*. I've read the section on cross-subnet
browsing in Blair. It is, of course, possible that I missed
I've gone through the steps of DIAGNOSIS.txt. All steps succeed up
to step 10 (using file mgr to browse the server).
Network topology for the relevant machines:
For problem one:
Multi-homed Samba server (Samba 1.9.18p10 on Intel DG/UX
R4.20MU03) with interfaces on subnets A and B;
NT WINS server on subnet C;
NT PDC (and DMB) on subnet C;
For problem two:
Same multi-homed server as above, but in a new workgroup/domain
(this one's browse list appears in Explorer);
Same NT WINS server as above;
NT PDC (for new domain) on subnet A;
2nd Samba server on subnet D (this is the one whose browse list
fails to show up);
smbd and nmbd run as root, so the problem w/non-root apps reading port
137 doesn't apply.
My smb.conf is attached (edited a bit because I don't want to give out
ip addresses, etc.):
---------------- (begin smb.conf) ----------------
interfaces = <samba host's ip address>/24 \
<2nd ip address, for multihomed server>/24
deadtime = 30
lm announce = no
dns proxy = no
wins server = <DNS *name* of NT WINS server>
workgroup = <all-caps short name>
; Recommended settings (docs/BROWSING.txt) for cross-subnet browsing
; in a workgroup
; PDC is domain master browser (always).
domain master = no
local master = yes
; Only one machine per subnet should be a preferred master. If two machines
; are declared to be preferred masters, they will constantly force elections
; (every 5 minutes?).
preferred master = yes
os level = 65
security = user
read only = no
create mask = 0774
directory mask = 0775
guest account = ftp
[entry for 'ftp' from /etc/hosts:
ftp:*:39:39: FTP guest Login:/var/ftp:/sbin/sh
guest ok = no
read only = no
; wide links = no in order to provide similar semantics to Unix:
; symlinks to a non-mounted NFS filesystem will fail under Unix.
; Also, getwd cache = yes require 'wide links' to be 'no'.
wide links = no
getwd cache = yes
read prediction = yes
socket options = TCP_NODELAY
---------------- (end smb.conf) ----------------
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