[Samba] Empty Network Neighborhood"

Peter Volkov Alexandrovich torre_cremata at mail.ru
Sun Nov 21 07:13:11 GMT 2004

On Thursday 18 November 2004 21:50, Andreas wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 18, 2004 at 09:50:16PM +0300, Peter Volkov Alexandrovich wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > My problem is not samba realted, but I might hope that it can help me to
> > solve it.
> >
> > Our network is about 200 users. Some of them are using windows. But today
> > Network Neighborhood on all computers became empty. I've tried smbtree
> > and its listing is empty too. If I enable -d10 I can see in the last
> > string: "Unable to find master browser by broadcast"
> >
> > The only idea I have, some one have configured samba server, and so it
> > may become master browser and then closed by bad firewall rules. But how
> > can I inspect this?
> You can try forcing an election and monitoring network traffic to see who
> participates and wins.
> smbcontrol nmbd force-election

Thank you for your answer.

But samba just wins elections and... nothing happens.

I've used LAN browser (don't remember exactly it's name) and find out that 
there are two __MSBROWSE__ in my LAN. And as I thought it was misconfigured 
samba on mac OS.

So somethimes samba may kill networking...:)


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