samba as local master browser does not supply a list

Joel Hammer Joel at
Mon Nov 19 08:09:02 GMT 2001

Have you read the BROWSING docs in /docs/textdocs in the samba sources?
On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 03:36:43PM +0000, Phil Chambers wrote:
> I am new to samba and have searched the list archive before sending to this list.  I 
> found lots of messages relating to browse problems, but none seemed to match mine.
> I have samba 2.2.2 on a IRIX system and I can access shares OK using it.  However if 
> I let samba become the local master browser then all the machines in the workgroup 
> show blank lists in the network neighborhood.  If I look at the var/locks/browse.dat 
> file it contains all the information I would expect.  "nmblookup -M wrkgrp" lists my 
> samba system as the master browser.  The problem is that samba does not want to hand 
> this information to the other clients on the network.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.

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