[Samba] Servers disappear from Network neighborhood
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Tue May 9 20:33:32 GMT 2006
I am linux/samba newbie, so please take this with a grain of salt. When I was first trying to get my Samba PDC running, I was obsessed about Network Neighborhood, and I spent a fair amount of time trying to understand how Samba communicated that data back to the clients. Based on what your describing, it sounds like it could be master browser issue? Maybe the PDC is having to fight it out with the member servers to be the master browser. I think the samba options that can affect browsing are: os level, local master and domain master.
Here is some documentation on network browsing:
Hope this helps.
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Philip Washington <phwashington at comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 14:51:23 -0500
>I am using Samba-PDC-LDAP with samba-3.0.20b-1. On my file servers I am
>I'm not sure exactly what is happening but every couple of weeks the
>file servers disappear form network neighborhood. I checked browstat on
>my Windows system and it points to my PDC as the master browser and I
>checked the wins.dat file on my PDC and the systems were there. I did
>not check the browse.dat file before correcting this latest problem (by
>restarting the nmbd service on the systems in question). Is there a
>relationship between samba versions and systems dropping out of network
>neighborhood? What does this indicate when a system drops out of
>network neighborhood, is it not reporting correctly to the master browser?
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