[Samba] Browse Master

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Wed Aug 14 16:31:00 GMT 2002

Don't know anything about win2k, but, if your samba machine were unreachable
for a while (like nmbd was not working), this might happen. Or, maybe, there
is a netbios resolution problem (just making this up.)

You might find some clues in your samba log about what happened.


On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 10:37:32AM -0700, Kurt Kleist wrote:
> Greetings,
> I'm having a problem where our samba host is loosing browse master elections
> to a Windows 2K notebook that is transient to our network. In the smb.conf I
> have set the following paramaters in the [global] section:
> 	local master = yes
> 	preferred master = yes
> 	os level = 255
> After I made the above changes I restarted the host and at that time it won
> the election and we could browse our Windows machines. Since then it has
> apparently lost an election and is no longer the master.
> Is there a way I can configure the Windows boxes to always loose the
> election? Or have I done something wrong in the configuration of the samba
> host?
> Thanks for your time.
> Kurt Kleist
> Sr. Software Engineer
> Discern Communications, Inc.
> 333 Ravenswood Ave. EL319
> Menlo Park, CA 94025
> 650.859.4958
> kurt at discern.com
> www.discern.com
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