[Samba] domain master name query fail

Johnny Shih awei29 at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 13 05:10:11 GMT 2003

Hi all,

just today I have setup my box to also be a WINS server and I started 
getting domain master name query fail messages shown as below.

Jun 13 15:04:59 SERVER nmbd[2010]: [2003/06/13 15:04:59, 0] 
Jun 13 15:04:59 SERVER nmbd[2010]:   find_domain_master_name_query_fail:
Jun 13 15:04:59 SERVER nmbd[2010]:   Unable to find the Domain Master 
Browser name HOME<1b> for the workgroup HOME.
Jun 13 15:04:59 SERVER nmbd[2010]:   Unable to sync browse lists in this 

I am wondering how causes these messages? what is a domain_master_name?
My network, including this box are set up to use workgroups only, not 
tied to any domain.

Thanks for any help

smb.conf global section
         smb passwd file = /etc/samba/smbpasswd
         passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
         pam password change = yes
         encrypt passwords = yes
         socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
         max log size = 50
         preferred master = no
         obey pam restrictions = yes
         passwd chat = *New*password* %n\n *Retype*new*password* %n\n 
         security = user
         unix password sync = yes
         workgroup = HOME
         server string = Server Computer
         netbios name = SERVER
         log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
         #printing = lprng
         printcap = /etc/printcap
         load printers = yes
         printer admin = root
         hosts allow = 192.168.0.
         # for Traditional Chinese Users
         client code page = 950
         valid chars = 0xb9
         # configure server to be a WINS server
         wins support = yes
         name resolve order = wins lmhosts hosts bcast
         # alert SAMBA to use configured DNS or not
         dns proxy = no
         # allow samba server to broadcast via specified interface(s)
         interfaces = eth1

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