[Samba] Weird Domain listings

Paul Espinosa pespinosa at sunflowerbroadband.com
Tue Jun 8 15:38:13 GMT 2004

I'm having an issue with my samba Domains.  When I browse to Microsoft
Windows Network with either Windows 2000 or WinXP I see two copies of the
Domain.  I see the proper domain (I'm using Matrix for testing) "Matrix" and
I see another "Matrix      " that appears to have 5 or 6 spaces or a tab
appended onto the end.  The domain w/o the spaces is the proper one, the one
with the spaces doesn't contain any servers or workstation.

This seems to have started after upgrading to samba 3.0.4.

Has anyone seen this before?  And if so what's the solution to this, I don't
want my users to get confused.


Paul Espinosa

I'm using samba 3.0.4-1 and here is the relevant portion of my smb.conf:

#======================= Global Settings


   #============== Services ================================
   wins support = no
   wins server =
   time server = yes
   #============== Logging ================================
   log file = /var/log/samba/%m.log
   max log size = 0
   #============== Server Definitions ======================
   workgroup = MATRIX
   server string =
   netbios name = zion
   security = user
   encrypt passwords = yes
   dns proxy = no
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   case sensitive = no
   username map = /etc/samba/smbusers

   Dos charset = 850
   Unix charset = ISO8859-1

   passdb backend = tdbsam

   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192

   local master = yes
   domain master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   domain logons = yes

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