problems with wins support

Matt Chapman matthewc at
Mon Aug 23 09:18:16 GMT 1999

Carsten Sann wrote:
> my samba server seems to be set up correctly, but there are problems with
> the samba wins support. my nt clients announce themselves as local masters
> for my workgroup and therefore all the machines in my network play democracy
> all the time.

WINS is used for name resolution and has nothing to do with browsing. If
you want your Samba machine to be local master browser set "local master
= yes" and "os level = 64" or a similarly high value (this determines
its chance at winning elections).


Matthew "Austin" Chapman
SysAdmin, Developer, Samba Team Member

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