[Samba] Hosts Disappearing

Gaiseric Vandal gaiseric.vandal at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 19:13:42 GMT 2007

I find having all clients point to a  WINS server (whether Samba is
the WINS client or WINS server) avoids most browsing issues.

On 10/25/07, Shawn Everett <shawn at tandac.com> wrote:
> > I have a problem with my long-running Samba workgroup where hosts will
> > stop
> > coming up in "View Network Computers".   Only the UNIX system with Samba
> > running shows up.  If I restart Samba on the UNIX system then the hosts
> > start showing up again in a few minutes.
> >
> > Any thoughts out there?
> >
> > Thanks, Rick
> >
> Past experience with this is that it's a browser service issue.
> Programs like browmon and browstat can be downloaded to figure out which
> machine thinks it's the master browser on the network.
> An easy fix is to disable/stop the computer browser service on all
> machines except the server.
> Shawn
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