[Samba] Hosts Disappearing

Shawn Everett shawn at tandac.com
Thu Oct 25 18:26:13 GMT 2007

> 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.


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