Simple win2k problem

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Tue Oct 2 06:08:07 GMT 2001

Hi Ron,
possibly your Samba server is becomming the browse master
periodically? It shouldn't, not with an os level of 2, but
just to make sure,
Try the following global parameter:

local master = no

You can also check the log.nmbd file to see if samba is becoming
a brows master around the times that your windows clients are
loosing the ablitity to browse...
hope thishelps,

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Joffe [mailto:rjoffe at]
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 8:54 AM
To: samba at
Subject: Simple win2k problem

Hey folks,

I have the following setup:

3 Windows 2000 sp2 machines, 1 SuSe Linux machine ver. 7.2, samba version 
2.2.0a. No domain, just a workgroup.

I wanted to set up a single share from the linux box to the win2k machines.

So I set up a simple smb.conf as follows:

         workgroup = myworkgroup
         encrypt passwords = Yes
         map to guest = Bad User
         keepalive = 30
         os level = 2
         kernel oplocks = No

         comment = home-directory
         path = /home/myuser
         read only = No
         create mask = 0750
         guest ok = Yes

I can easily map the drive from the win2k boxes back to the linux box. That 
is all the  functionality that I was looking for.

I have not installed anything else in either the Linux box, or the Win2k 

My problem is sporadic and intermittent at best. What happens is that I 
loose the ability to browse between some of the win2k machines. This 
includes printer sharing and file sharing.

Any comments and or suggestions would be appreciated.



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