no master browser for my workgroup

Christoph Kukulies kuku at
Tue Oct 9 00:19:06 GMT 2001

I posted a followup on this one to the list (including smb.conf)
but may have missed the answer since I changed my mail filtering
(procmail) inbetween.

Just wanted to let you know that I can see the shares and can browse
the network of that particular workgroup now.

Reason was: The master browser for the workgroup (also samba) had allow lines
in smb.conf that excluded the network I was on - we changed network
addresses of many of our machines recently. I added the correct
allows and everything's fine now. Thanks again for offering help.

> It is difficult to offer much advice with this information.
> I have no idea why you can't browse either.
> I suspect you haven't run the documentation, right? The command to find the
> master browser is: nmblookup -M "-"
> Is this just a problem with windows?
> Joel
> On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 12:27:06PM +0200, Christoph Kukulies wrote:
> > 
> > I have no idea why I can't browse my workgroup.
> > I have a Win2000 system and some FreeBSD and linux boxes running samba (2.05)
> > nmblookup -M
> > doesn't show anything and trying to browse the network from the Win2000
> > box or a NT box says I cannot browse/access the network.
> > 
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> > Chris Christoph P. U. Kukulies kuku at
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