[Samba] Question about samba domains PDC migration and browsing
awilliam at mdah.state.ms.us
Sun Jun 8 19:18:45 GMT 2008
preferred master (G)
This boolean parameter controls if nmbd(8) is a preferred master
browser for its workgroup.
If this is set to yes, on startup, nmbd will force an
it will have a slight advantage in winning the election. It is
recommended that this parameter is used in conjunction with
master = yes, so that nmbd can guarantee becoming a domain
Use this option with caution, because if there are several hosts
(whether Samba servers, Windows 95 or NT) that are preferred
browsers on the same subnet, they will each periodically and
continuously attempt to become the local master browser. This
result in unnecessary broadcast traffic and reduced browsing
Default: preferred master = auto
Javier Barroso wrote:
> Hello list,
> Currently, we are migrating from samba 3.0 PDC [without LDAP as auth
> backend] domain named A to a new samba 3.0 PDC [ with LDAP as auth backend
> and a new sid and name ]. The 2 domains are on the same network and we are
> migrating host by host.
> Like both of domain controllers (A and B) wants to be the browser master,
> browsing from windows explorer on the net is slow (I think because a browser
> master elections fight continously).
> Do you know how can I set only one browser master (is it possible? ) or a
> work arround ?
> Thanks in advance
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