[Samba] Samba 3.6.1 losing browser elections to WinXP
ryl at sonic.net
Tue Feb 14 16:23:13 MST 2012
I am aware this was a problem years ago...
This week I turned up a brand new server
to replace an embarrassingly old one. The
problem has re-occurred.
I expected this to be a problem long ago
I have made the following registry edit to the
offending XP machine and restarted Samba.
I hope it sticks.
I have two questions:
1) Have I missed something in the configuration?
or is there some reason this isn't fixed?
2) How can I force a browser election without
restarting the daemons? smbd doesn't seem
to respond to a SIGHUP. A command line would
Details to follow:
This is a standalone server in a workgroup
(no domain) on an OpenBSD 5.0 platform.
My relevant smb.conf settings:
Server role: ROLE_STANDALONE
workgroup = MY_WORKGROUP
server string = Samba %v
interfaces = bge0
passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
passwd chat = *password* %n\n *password* %n\n *successful*
username map = /etc/samba/smbusers
unix password sync = Yes
log file = /var/log/samba/smbd.%m
max log size = 1024
add user script = /usr/sbin/useradd %u
delete user script = /usr/sbin/userdel %u
add group script = /usr/sbin/groupadd %g
delete group script = /usr/sbin/groupdel %g
delete user from group script = /usr/sbin/deluser %u %g
add machine script = /usr/sbin/adduser -n -g machines -c Machine -d /dev/null -s
logon script = %U_logon.bat
logon path = \\%L\profiles\%U-%m
logon drive = H:
logon home = \\%L\%U
os level = 65
preferred master = Yes
domain master = No
wins proxy = Yes
utmp = Yes
idmap config * : backend = tdb
admin users = +wheel
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