samba and subnets and switches (Oh my!)

Michael Ghens michael at
Fri Oct 12 10:51:08 GMT 2001

Just a follow up on this. When the broadcast happens, it spikes the
utilization of the switch that is  inbetween the samba server and the

On Fri, 12 Oct 2001, Michael Ghens wrote:

> Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 10:47:19 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Ghens <michael at>
> To: samba at
> Subject: samba and subnets and switches (Oh my!)
> (Enough of the wizard of oz stuff)
> I have a samba server that I am responcible for. It is on a different
> subnet that a windows nt NT PCD/BDC. Every 3 minuites, the samba server
> sends a broadcast to the pdc/bdc
> It is used as the localmaster (this was decided because machines on the
> same subnet would not be visible in network neighborhood)
> I have an idea that it is exchange of browse data. However, I am not sure
> (well not sure enough to explain it in a way to get the person who is
> complaining off my back)
> Any help or ideas apprecitated.

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