[Samba] Netbios over more then one protocol
mbarnes at hcjb.org
Thu Oct 27 21:26:09 GMT 2005
Why do you have IPX installed? Are you running an older Netware server
in the same network? If it is not needed, maybe you can remove the IPX
protocol from the Win9x machines?
julius Junghans told me on 10/27/2005 16:11:
> i'm reading:
> ... The election process is /fought out, so to speak/ over every NetBIOS
> network interface. In the case of a Windows 9x/Me machine that has both
> TCP/IP and IPX installed and has NetBIOS enabled over both protocols,
> the election will be decided over both protocols. As often happens, if
> the Windows 9x/Me machine is the only one with both protocols, then the
> LMB may be won on the NetBIOS interface over the IPX protocol. Samba
> will then lose the LMB role because Windows 9x/Me will insist it knows
> who the LMB is. Samba will then cease to function as an LMB, and browse
> list operation on all TCP/IP-only machines will therefore fail...
> what exactly happens if theres a netbios/ipx machine in one workgroup
> (only windows machines) that wins the election for the local master
> browser (theres one in every workgroup right?)
> The network neighborhood wouldn't show anything right?
> Would anything change if all machines install ipx?
> Second scenario:
> this workgroup is in a subnet with other workgroups (no ipx installed),
> every workgroup has its lmb.
> The "other" workgroups should show up in the network neighborhood except
> for the machines from the "ipx" workgroup?
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