[Samba] rejected our name registration of WORKGROUP<1d> with errorcode 6

antonio at kabaya.homelinux.org antonio at kabaya.homelinux.org
Sat May 15 02:09:23 GMT 2004

Ok, some directives were not right( I has them commented), now with:

master local = yes
preferred master = yes
os level = 34

and in the machine that rejected the name (w98) disabled master browser.

The samba server wins the election and you can see it in nethood in all
boxes BUT, samba server cannot mount its shares (timeout 
exceed,  no connection to and a xp that I try couldn't
access it.

This is not a samba affaire, its another thing, but it puzzled me that
others win98 boxes could access its shares.

And why there is an autoreply of some people when I send a message to the


> Hi to all, I have a samba server that was working with security share
> in one subnet and now is listening on another interface, configured as a
> PDC logon server with wins support and w98 clients, I followed the
> howto:
> http://www.linuxfocus.org/English/March2002/article177.shtml
> The clients added to the domain execute the logon scripts fine, but they
> do not see the samba server in nethood, though they can access it in
> nethood with \\ip_samba_server or \\netbios_name_samba_server, all the
> clients w98  see each others.
> I have this in log.nmbd
>  [2004/05/13 11:52:29, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_nameregister.c:register_name_response(109)
>  register_name_response: server at IP rejected our name
> registration of ADMINISTRACION<1d> with error code 6.
>  [2004/05/13 11:52:29, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:become_local_master_fail2(425)
>  become_local_master_fail2: failed to register name ADMINISTRACION<1d>
> on subnet Failed to become a local master browser.
>  [2004/05/13 11:52:29, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_namelistdb.c:standard_fail_register(290)
>  standard_fail_register: Failed to register/refresh name
> ADMINISTRACION<1d> on subnet
> I have to say that box in is not networking very well,
> because it doesn't response to ping's though it can access internet, see
> other boxes share's in nethood and ping other boxes.
> workgroup = ADMINISTRACION
> and samba server ip is
> Could anybody give me a tip on what is going bad, if log.nmbd doesn't
> show who is local master browser, is something wrong?  what is the error
> code 6?
> thanks in advance
> best regards
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