[Samba] Mac Machines taking over Master Browser

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at gmail.com
Tue Jan 29 15:07:10 GMT 2008

On Jan 28, 2008 2:26 PM, JJB <onephatcat at earthlink.net> wrote:

> For some reason the Macintosh machines on our LAN have started taking
> over as master browser without actually providing. Mostly these are
> Leopard machines, and one Tiger machine. We had OS Level set to 255 and
> that does not seem to make a difference.
> [2008/01/16 11:14:27, 0]
> nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:get_domain_master_name_node_status_fail(486)
> get_domain_master_name_node_status_fail:
> Doing a node status request to the domain master browser at IP
> failed.
> Cannot get workgroup name.
> is an iMac running leopard. We are running a samba file
> server that should be responding as our master browser and was until the
> new machines came on the LAN.
>  - Joel
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Just a knee-jerk reaction, how are you doing network name resolution on the
samba box?

Also, do these Macs have machine accounts on the samba server, and netbios
enabled? I don't know anything about Macs and their derived BSD network
stack, forgive me ignorance if this does not apply.

Finally, can you find the master browser election results in your logs?  You
might be able to just reboot the Macs, which should make them lose the
election due to lower uptime.

Peace and Blessings,

"Of course, that's just my opinion; I could be wrong"
-Dennis Miller

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