[Samba] Cannot sync browser lists

daniel.jarboe at custserv.com daniel.jarboe at custserv.com
Mon Mar 3 12:41:27 GMT 2003

> umm you lost me...lets start again.
> remember, wins is for name resolution. What do you mean point to point
> connection? ie Ras or vpn ? whatever you dial into has to 
> include you in
> their browse list or your samba box has to be a local browse 
> master and
> sync browse lists with the pdc after a wins lookup. It is a domain
> member right? If i've erred I hope someone will correct me.

Yes, wins is for name resolution.  I was also under the impression that
wins allowed a server on a different subnet to show up in
network-neighborhood, by syncing browse lists with the domain master
browser (in this case, an nt wins server and pdc).

By point to point I mean a network where there are two ends, A and B.  B
is in its own subnet, no broadcast, it uses A as its gateway/router.
There is nothing else in that subnet.  B access the network through A.
The samba server is B.  B is a local master, but not a domain master.

The samba server is a domain member, with winbind and security = domain,
and that part is working.  The part that isn't working is:

nmbd[19140]: [2003/03/03 06:44:18, 0]
nmbd[19140]:   domain_master_node_status_fail:
nmbd[19140]:   Doing a node status request to the domain master browser
nmbd[19140]:   for workgroup [my_domain] at IP [ip addr of nt pdc/wins]
nmbd[19140]:   Cannot sync browser lists.

The domain name and ip address are correct, and an nmap -P0 -sU -p
137-139 (ip_addr) shows:
Port       State       Service
137/udp    open        netbios-ns
138/udp    open        netbios-dgm
139/udp    open        netbios-ssn

But samba won't sync browse lists.

~ Daniel


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