[Samba] irritating log warnings

Natxo Asenjo natxo.asenjo at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 16:18:25 GMT 2007


At home I used to have a multihomed server. Now it only has 1 nic.

Since I removed the physical card and its configuration entry from for
the OS, I have this kind of warnings in the logfiles:
Dec 23 16:47:44 etch nmbd[5715]: [2007/12/23 16:47:44, 0]
Dec 23 16:47:44 etch nmbd[5715]:   get_domain_master_name_node_status_fail:
Dec 23 16:47:44 etch nmbd[5715]:   Doing a node status request to the
domain master browser at IP failed.
Dec 23 16:47:44 etch nmbd[5715]:   Cannot get workgroup name.

the ip was the old ip for the removed nic.

My [global] in smb.conf

        workgroup = COPON
        netbios name = TUX
        passdb backend = ldapsam:ldap://
        smb ports = 139
        svcctl list = apache2, dhcpd
        add user script = "/usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd" -a -m "%u"
        delete user script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-userdel "%u"
        add group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupadd -p "%g"
        delete group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupdel "%g"
        add user to group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -m "%u" "%g"
        delete user from group script =
/usr/local/sbin/smbldap-groupmod -x "%u" "%g"
        set primary group script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-usermod -g "%g" "%u"
        add machine script = /usr/local/sbin/smbldap-useradd -w "%u"
        logon script = login.bat
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 35
        preferred master = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        wins support = Yes
        ldap admin dn = cn=user,dc=domain,dc=tld
        ldap delete dn = Yes
        ldap group suffix = ou=groups
        ldap idmap suffix = ou=idmap
        ldap machine suffix = ou=workstations
        ldap passwd sync = Yes
        ldap suffix = dc=domain,dc=tld
        ldap user suffix = ou=users
        utmp directory = /var/log/samba/utmp
        wtmp directory = /va/log/samba/wtmp
        utmp = Yes
        panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
        idmap backend = ldap:ldap://tux
        idmap uid = 15000-20000
        idmap gid = 15000-20000
        winbind enum users = Yes
        winbind enum groups = Yes
        inherit acls = Yes
        hosts allow =, 192.168.0., 192.168.9.
        hosts deny = all
        map acl inherit = Yes
        printing = cups
        print command =
        lpq command = %p
        lprm command =

any idea as to why this is happening (every 10 minutes I see this in
the log file) and how to stop it?


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