Client not cleared from browslist with browse list sync

Rudolf Kollien Rudolf.Kollien at
Tue Oct 12 17:04:46 GMT 1999

Hello everybody,

I use 2 samba servers. Server A (SA) is connected to networks n1 and n2. It
is the wins server and the domain controller with domain logons and used as
password server.
Server B (SB) is connected to networks n2 and n3. As diagram it looks like


Server B's smb.conf has:
time server = yes
domain master = no
local master = yes
preferred master = no
wins server = <addr. of SA>
security = SERVER
password server = SA
interfaces = <addr. of nic1>/ <addr. of nic2>/24
remote announce = <n2>.255/WORKGROUP
remote browse sync = <addr. of SA>

On Server A it looks like:
time server = yes
domain master = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
domain logons = yes
wins support = yes
interfaces = <addr. of nic1>/24 <addr. of <nic2>/24
remote announce = <n1>.255/WORKGROUP <n2>.255/WORKGROUP

Now when a client logs on to Server B the client is added to the browselist
of Server B and after a short time he's synced to Server A. So i can see all
clients and servers on Server A and B. As the client logs off he is removed
from the browselist of Server B but he remains in the browselist of Server A

Did i missunderstand the behavor of the "remote browse sync"? All i want is,
that all active clients/servers can be browsed and accessed using the
network neighbarhood.
Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance.

Rudolf Kollien
email: Rudolf.Kollien at
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