[Samba] causing LMB elections

C. C. Windsor d20k3 at chara.gsu.edu
Thu Jun 27 11:12:11 GMT 2002

I've been running samba servers with 200+ W98 machines for
some time.  I'm changing to W2k and everything was going fine.
I've upgraded 40 boxes.  One W2k box has started announcing itself 
as a local master browser for one of the workgroups.  A samba
server thinks it is master, forcing election.  Samba will stop
being the LMB for about 3 minutes and then will re-establish
itself as LMB.  In a couple of minutes the same W2k box will
force another election.  This is occuring every 4 to 5 minutes,
none stop.  In the smb.conf file, os level = 64.  I have
tried higher levels.  Changing this parameter doesn't seem to
have an effect.  Any suggestions for a cure?  What may have 
caused this W2k machine to decide it is the LMB?


Charles C. Windsor		|	email: cwindsor at gsu.edu
Dept. of Physics & Astronomy	|	ph#:   404-651-2279
Georgia State University	|	fax:   404-651-1427

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