[Samba] Browse Master Election

Arthur arthur_vd at gmx.net
Thu Sep 12 16:51:05 GMT 2002

Hi Kristyan

Be sure that none of the win-machines has more than one network-protocol 
with smb support enabled. If there's a machine with both TCP/IP and IPX 
enabled, it'll always win the election, even if the os level of others 
is higher (it sees itself as superior as it supports more things).


Kristyan Osborne wrote:
 > Hi,
 > A weird problem ... My PDC is running samba 3.0 cvs from a couple of
 > weeks ago. the os level is set to 65 and that machine has been the
 > master for my domain for ages, until last night. A win2k client
 > machine stoll the domain and made itself the master for the domain,
 > hence a few problems. I have cranked the os level to 80, however I'm
 > pretty sure that is not supported/a bad idea/not to be done sort of
 > thing.
 > Can anyone suggest any ideas
 > Cheers
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