[Samba] Samba as master browsre and WINS server ???

Sutto Zoltan sutto.zoltan at rutinsoft.hu
Wed Mar 5 22:14:48 GMT 2003


I have a RedHat 7.3 box running Samba 2.2.7.

What are the necessary settings in [global] section which make Samba Master
browser and a WINS server for a workgroup on my subnet?
There are Windows 98 and XP computers on my net.

I have put  the following settings in  [global] section.
        local master = Yes
        preferred master = Yes
        os level = 65
        name resolve order = wins lmhosts bcast host
        dns proxy = No
        wins proxy = Yes
        wins support = Yes

When nmbd starts it won the forced election to be a local master browser for
After some time a Windows 98 or XP computer becomes the MASTER browser.
In this case users can be able to browse the network using Network

The address of WINS server (samba) is provided a DHCP server running a
seperate linux
on the subnet.

Any help would be appreciated.


Zoltan Sutto

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