A strange situation

Steve Litt slitt at troubleshooters.com
Sat Sep 25 18:50:04 GMT 1999

You might have already tried this, but make sure client C is set to get its
wins from whichever server has your listed smb.conf. Also, make sure that
the other server has os level=0, preferred master=no,local master = no,
domain master = no, wins support=no, wins server=<the other server>.

In other words, have all server activities stem from one and only one machine.

Steve Litt

At 11:44 PM 09/25/1999 +1000, Zhou Senqiang wrote:
>   In the office I have three machines. The are connected each other.  I
>the Samba 1.9.18p4  on machine B (SUN-US1-M140 
>Solaris/2.5) and Samba 2.0.3 on machine A (Linux 2.2.5).  The workgroup of
>A and B is same: lab.  The other client machine C is win95, which is in
>different workgroup:cir.   Now the situation is that: From the client C, the
>server B is visible but  A is invisible( using the explorer in win95).  On
>server A, I run the command: smbclient -NL A, the output is :
>        Sharename      Type      Comment
>        ---------      ----      -------
>        homes          Disk      Home directory
>        temp            Disk      temp       
>       Server               Comment
>        ---------            -------
>        B                     Samba 1.9.18p4
>        A                      Samba 2.0.3
>     Workgroup            Master
>        ---------            -------
>        CIR                      C
>        LAB                     A
>   I wonder: now the server A ,not B, is the master of the group LAb,  why
>A , not B, is invisible for client C?  Followed is a paragraph of smb.conf:
> [global]
>   workgroup = lab
>   guest account = nobody
>   keep alive = 30
>   os level = 65
>   security = user
>   netbios name = A
>   preferred master = yes
>   local master = yes
>   domain master = yes     
>     wins support = yes         

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