[Samba] Phantom competing domain master browser

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Oct 19 05:36:47 GMT 2005

On Tue, 2005-10-18 at 22:15 -0700, David Maier wrote:
> Snip
> Joe Cipale wrote:
> >
> > Did you check your /etc/network/interfaces file?
> >
> > ALso, do a /sbin/ifconfig -a. Look for the 'phantom IP address'. My 
> > guess is one of those two places will find it.
> > Once you do, as su, execute an ifdown <ethx>. From the services app, 
> > you should be able to list what ethernet
> > ports are 'active' and disable as needed.
> >
> > Good luck!
> >
> > Joe
> >
> I checked both.  I deleted the old interface file, and the ifconfig only 
> reports eth0, lo and sit0, and the IP addresses are all correct.
> The nmbd.log file shows that it's trying to become "domain master 
> browser on workgroup BARDACIOUS, subnet UNICAST_SUBNET." And that's 
> where it's finding the old IP address and existing master browser.  It 
> repeats the process every two or three minutes.  I'm not sure where to 
> find the unicast subnet.  I've been all over dhcpd.conf to see if 
> there's something there but I haven't found it.
try shutting down samba and deleting wins.dat file and then start samba
again and see if that helps


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