[Samba] Browsing Problem

Gurmai Zsolt gurmai.zsolt at generalmedia.hu
Thu Apr 15 02:54:16 MDT 2010


You could raise the oslevel to 255 for a try. If I am right, in the
nmbd log you should see some lines regarding the loss of the local
master role. Something like "other machine believes it is master
browser, but i am that", i can't recall it exactly.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 6:16:09 PM, you wrote:

> Hi,

> I'm using samba 3.4.7 as a domain controller.

> Browsing network works fine, but sometimes ( about one week ), my PC 
> can't browse more my Domain (no workstation saw).
> If I restart  samba,  all works again.
> I have read the samba doc on browsing
> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/NetworkBrowsing.html

> My configuration seems ok, local master yes, preferred master yes, 
> domain master yes, and an os level to 99.

> My samba has Wins support and my dhcp give him to workstations.

> Here is some command line that i have done to debug :
> nmblookup MYDOMAIN
> net lookup HOST
> net lookup master MYDOMAIN  (answer is the samba server), but if I look
> /var/cache/samba/browse.dat or make smbclient -L, it's an other computer
> unreacheable which is master(after restart samba smbclient say me that
> it's samba my domain master).

> Why net lookup master and the other cmd don't tell me the same thing? is
> it the same thing? ( or lookup show me DMB and smbclient show LMB ?)

> Thanks for your help, i'm sorry for my english :-)

Best regards!

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