[Samba] weird election with non-existant machine

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 17:30:30 GMT 2008

JJB wrote:
>    Forced Election:
>    In workgroup WORKGROUP when announced server was:
>       SYSTEM-1 ( : 50 Time(s)
>       SYSTEM-2 ( : 2 Time(s)
>       SYSTEM-3 ( : 1 Time(s)
> Cannot get workgroup name from domain name browser:
> : 96 Time(s)
> was a mac running Leopard. It has not been on the 
> network for a month, but this keeps happening. Does anyone have an 
> idea where this address might be cached?
> Thanks,
> - Joel
Depends on your distro, but in Slackware, when compiled without 
--with-hfs, it's like /var/cache/samba or /var/lib/samba.  I'm fairly 
sure that it should be in the /var directory.  Try doing a 'lsof' and 
see if the samba process has anything open from there that isn't a log 
file.  IIRC, it should be a DBD.

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