[Samba] multi-subneted network browsing problem

Dmitriy Chumack saint.d.a at gmail.com
Fri Nov 9 17:47:21 GMT 2007

Hi *

I have a question about windows network browsing from linux box in a
multi-subneted network. I have such network topology: my subnet is, there are 10 boxes in my subnet; also there are
several other subnets -,, ...,, ...,, ...

In our network we have one wins server with ip that very
likely configured as a domain controller and several domains, that
spans across several subnetworks: DOMAIN1, DOMAIN2, DOMAIN3.

When I config my samba server not be a local master browser, than all
my subnet doesn't have access to local network, because no one other
box wants to become a LMB (I've tried to wait about 2 hours).

When I config my samba server as a LMB, than I and all boxes in my
subnet could see only our DOMAIN2 and only boxes from our subnet in

In this case samba log says, that:

Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name DOMAIN1<1b> for the
workgroup DOMAIN1

So how can I properly config my samba server to see all domains and
all computers?

Here is my smb.conf:

Samba version 3.0.25b

   workgroup = DOMAIN2
   server string = My Server
   security = share
   hosts allow = ALL
   load printers = no
   log file = /var/log/samba/samba.%m
   max log size = 50
   socket options = TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192 SO_SNDBUF=8192
   interfaces = eth0
   local master = yes
   domain master = no
   preferred master = yes
   wins support = no
   wins server =
   wins proxy = yes
   dns proxy = no
   name resolve order = wins host bcast
   comment = Home Directories
   browseable = no
   writable = yes
   path = /home/samba
   public = yes
   guest ok = yes
   only guest = yes
   writable = yes
   printable = no

Thanks in advance

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