[Samba] Samba DMB "loses" machines in the Network Neighborhood

Evan Hein evan.hein at gmail.com
Tue Dec 13 02:42:54 GMT 2005

All the other machines on our network are XP Home or Professional; there
aren't any other "server" class machines. My understanding is that with the
'os level' set so high, there should be any way for another machine to gain
master and cause Samba to overwrite its list. The logs show the Samba DMB
gaining master for the workgroup in question - it seems to be working - but
then, nothing.

On 12/11/05, Adam Nielsen <adam.nielsen at uq.edu.au > wrote:

> Do you have any other NMB servers on your network?  I have two Windows
> 2000 servers, and they somehow manage to 'overwrite' Samba's browse
> list shortly after startup.
> When I first installed Samba I put some text into the 'server comment'
> field, but I removed it almost a month ago - yet it would seem
> that because at any given moment at least one of the Win2k machines has
> been available, this outdated data is still being cached and the wrong
> server comment is still showing up.  I think it will take a power
> outage or some other method of switching off all Windows PCs and
> servers at the same time in order to 'flush' this outdated data away.
> Cheers,
> Adam.

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