Samba and WINS

Alex H. Vandenham alex at
Tue Jan 4 20:25:58 GMT 2000

On Tue, 04 Jan 2000, you wrote:
>> you need "domain master = yes"

On my system I have the opposite situation - every subnet is a different
workgroup so setting domain master = yes appears to be required.  On
the master browser in each subnet/workgroup, all the workgroups appear in the
workgroup list but the master browser for those workgroups is only shown for
the local workgroup.  Is that as it should be or is there another setting
that I'm missing?  


> Well, "domain master" should *only* be set on one Samba server per workgroup,
> and *only* if there isn't an NT domain by the same name on the network.
> Turning on "domain master" when it should be off can cause serious problems on
> a network.

> Incidentally, is there any way to make a Samba server act as a 'virtual'
> LMB/DMB for other workgroups?  I've run into cases where it's only practical
> to have one Samba server per subnet, and it would be convenient if that Samba
> server could collate lists for all workgroups on the subnet (because the Win32
> PCs are too clueless to do so properly).  Setting up a virtual server config 
> for each subnet seems like overkill.
> -Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer

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