[Samba] samba 4 AD and master browser

Rowland penny rpenny at samba.org
Mon Jun 20 16:38:52 UTC 2016

On 20/06/16 17:14, Trenta sis wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm migrating samba 3 nt domain (openldap + samba) to samba 4 AD, and we
> detected taht one of features, master browser is not working in samba 4 AD.
> I have searched some info and I have found:
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/FAQ
> "
> Why is Network Neighbourhood empty or does not show all machines in an
> Samba AD environment?
> The master browser code in smbd does not collect names because the netbios
> server in the AD DC does not have the browsing code in it. We would like to
> add that, but it just is a matter of a developer finding it to be a
> personal (or employer) priority. (Sadly on the AD DC, there isn't spare
> developer time just floating around).
> "
> and
> https://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4/ActiveDirectory#Browsing_.28Domain_Master_Browser.29
> It seem that is not available in samba 4? I need this feature how can I
> recover this feature in samba 4 if we are evaluating to migrate from samba
> 3 nt domain?
> Thanks

Why do you *need* this feature ? Microsoft is moving away from network 
browsing. Active Directory uses DNS instead of TCP/IP, so you should get 
used to navigating to shares via DNS name.


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