nmblookup -M "-" shows two browse masters

Joel Hammer jhammer2 at home.com
Wed Sep 19 18:23:04 GMT 2001

Ok. I read the book with swat. And, I looked at my nmbd logs.
Yes, the lowly client HAMMER2 won the election for subnet
(I don't know why the subnet is reported as the ip of the host).
The question is, why? Can one machine not be the master browser for two
subnets? Makes sense, since I have JHAMMER6 as the domain master, too!
BTW, once you get the domain master browser figured out, cross subnet
browsing makes MUCH more sense.
To find your domain master browser,
nmblookup WORKGROUP#1b

 On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 08:43:27PM -0400, Joel Hammer wrote:
> I have two subnets, and
> I have one router and one winserver combined on one linux box.
> I have this in my winserver/router smb.conf:
> netbios name = JHAMMER6
>         os level = 65
>         preferred master = True
>         domain master = True
>         wins support = Yes                      
> In another linux box on one subnet I have this in its smb.conf:
> [global]
>         netbios name = HAMMER2
>         interfaces =
>         wins server = jhammer6       
> When I run nmblookup -M '-' I get the following:
> [root at jhammer6 httpd]# nmblookup -M "-"
> INFO: Debug class all level = 1   (pid 5220 from pid 5220)
> querying __MSBROWSE__ on
> __MSBROWSE__<01>
> __MSBROWSE__<01>             
> My confusion comes in when I seem to have two browse masters.
> I am guessing that the router is the browse master for the subnet
> and that has taken over the job for the other network
> I would have thought that os level = 65 in the router's smb.conf would have
> made the router the browse master for both subnets.
> Any insight appreciated,
> Joel
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