[Samba] Network Help

Darryl Tidd darryl.tidd at daaokc.com
Mon Sep 15 19:44:09 GMT 2008

I have searched the internet, and have tried some things I have found, 
but cannot resolve my issue.  Hoping to find some help here.
I have a peer to peer network static IP on all workstations, 
approximately 100 computers running Windows XP pro, and Windows 2000 
pro.  My desktop, Ubuntu, and one Linux Server, running Red Hat 9.  The 
RH9 machine has Samba v2.27 running as WINS.  It is set as master 
browser and preferred master.  However, it seems that it loses its 
master and preferred browser status.  When browsing the network from a 
workstation, most of the computers or none of the computers, are listed 
in the "View all Network Computers."  Would like to have Samba as master 
at all times.  Any ideas that may help me out?

Thanks in advance.

# Samba config file created using SWAT
# from (
# Date: 2008/09/05 13:10:52

# Global parameters
    netbios name = LINUXBOX
    server string = linuxbox
    security = user
    encrypt passwords = Yes
    null passwords = Yes
    username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
    syslog only = Yes
    announce version = 5
    name resolve order = wins hosts bcast lmhosts
    socket options = SO_KEEPALIVE TCP_NODELAY SO_RCVBUF=8192
    printcap name = CUPS
    os level = 66
    preferred master = Yes
    dns proxy = No
    wins support = Yes
    guest account = nobody
    printing = cups

    path = /var/lib/samba/printers
    write list = root
    create mask = 0664
    directory mask = 0775
    guest ok = Yes

    path = /tmp
    guest ok = Yes
    printable = Yes
    browseable = No

    path = /media/samba
    force user = root
    force group = root
    read only = No
    create mask = 0664

    comment = TOMCAT
    path = ../jakarta-tomcat-5
    read only = No

    valid users = %S
    read only = No
    browseable = yes

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