[Samba] Win2k Master Browser believes Linux box is master browser

Mark Cooke mark.cooke at twentyfive.co.uk
Fri Jul 14 13:34:54 GMT 2006


We currently have a very small network with a Windows Small Business  
Server acting as an ADS Master Browser,
we also have a Debian Sarge Samba Server, this sharing a single  
directory at the Share level (security is not really that dig a concern,
as this is open to anyone in the company).
The Samba server has the workgroup set the the same domain as the  
Windows ADS, but it has not joined the domain.

In the windows logs we have the following errors (every so often):

Event Type:	Error
Event Source:	MRxSmb
Event Category:	None
Event ID:	8003
Date:		14/07/2006
Time:		12:08:48
User:		N/A
Computer:	SBS-SRV
The master browser has received a server announcement from the  
computer DEV that believes that it is the master browser for the  
domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{86ADC2FD-1F86-41AB-AEC1. The master  
browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

After some searching on this mailing list and google, I came up with  
some configuration options to add to the
smb.conf, but this mas not really helped eliminate the errors on the  
Windows box.

The following options have been added/commented out:

; remote browse sync
; remote announce
domain master = no
os level =

If anyone can point to any more options, I need to alter or add, any  
help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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