[Samba] Samba 3.04 PDC/WINS server browsing issues

Jeremy Thornhill jthornhill at humancentrictech.com
Wed Jun 23 19:58:13 GMT 2004

I've looked everywhere and haven't found other mention of this 
particular problem, so I'm hoping somebody here can help.

I'm currently running a samba 3.04 server as a PDC using an LDAP backend 
on RHEL3.  The system also acts as a WINS server, though at this time 
the browse list does not need to span subnets.  I am currently in the 
process of migrating Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems off of a 
workgroup and onto the domain, and have had few problems doing so.

However, as systems are added to the domain, I am finding that the 
browse list is not being populated with the domain members - only 
workgroup members are visible.  Checking both wins.dat and browse.dat on 
the samba system reveals that domain and workgroup members are 
registered in both places.  The old workgroup and the new domain share 
the same name, and I'm wondering if that is related to this problem.

Relevant directives from smb.conf, that are to my knowledge appropriate:

wins support = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 65
domain master = yes

Doing 'smbclient -L' to the workgroup members reports the samba server 
as the workgroup master browser.  Doing smbclient -L to the domain 
members reveals nothing at all as a master browser.  Doing 'smbclient 
-L' to the samba server lists all of the workgroup members in the 
"server" section and lists itself as the master browser (no domain 
members are listed).

Any insight is much appreciated.

Jeremy Thornhill
jeremy at etherized.com

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