samba as local master browser does not supply a list

Phil Chambers P.A.Chambers at
Thu Nov 22 10:37:02 GMT 2001

I have read the BROWSING docs and every other document in textdocs which contains 
the word "browsing"!  All the tests in the DIAGNOSIS document work until test 11 
(which is where this problem fits in).  If I do "net view /workgroup:indy2grp" on a 
another PC on the network the result is "The command was completed successfully." 
but there is no list.

On Mon, 19 Nov 2001 11:08:28 -0500 Joel Hammer <Joel at> wrote:

> Have you read the BROWSING docs in /docs/textdocs in the samba sources?
> Joel

> 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.
> > 

Phil Chambers (postmaster at
University of Exeter

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