[Samba] node status request failed

khobar pnixon18 at cox.net
Mon Mar 10 16:26:51 GMT 2003

I am not sure this will go through to anywhere, but I'm keeping my fingers

Basically I am trying to figure out why I am getting the following error:

Mar  9 18:06:28 Trickyd nmbd[1774]: [2003/03/09 18:06:28, 0]
Mar  9 18:06:28 Trickyd nmbd[1774]:
Mar  9 18:06:28 Trickyd nmbd[1774]:   Doing a node status request to the
master browser at IP failed.
Mar  9 18:06:28 Trickyd nmbd[1774]:   Cannot get workgroup name is a Win98SE laptop connected via 802.11b. It is NOT a master
browser, but I do have both the internal wired and wireless lans using the
same workgroup name.

Trickyd is my server with 3 NICs (eth0, eth1, wlan0), with eth0 connecting
to the internet, eth1 connecting my internal wired lan, and wlan0 connecting
my internal wireless lan. System is running Mandrake 9.0 (2.4.19), Samba
2.2.6, bind 9.2. My /etc/smb.conf file is:

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from localhost.Engineers (
# Date: 2003/02/02 20:18:31

# Global parameters
        workgroup = Engineers
        server string = Samba Server %v
        interfaces =
        security = SHARE
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
        passwd chat = *New*UNIX*password* %n\n *ReType*new*UNIX*password*
        unix password sync = Yes
        log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
        max log size = 50
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
        printcap name = lpstat
        os level = 65
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        local master = Yes
        dns proxy = No
        wins support = Yes
        remote announce =
        printing = cups

        comment = Home Directories
        read only = No
        browseable = No

        comment = All Printers
        path = /var/spool/samba
        create mask = 0700
        guest ok = Yes
        printable = Yes
        print command = lpr-cups -P %p -o raw %s
        lpq command = lpstat -o %p
        lprm command = cancel %p-%j
        browseable = No

Paul Nixon


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