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Old 08-06-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Talking local master browser war!


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Samba name server REDHAT is now a local master browser of workgroup TEST on subnet 192.168.123.4
nmbd/nmbd_incomingdgrams.crocess_local_master_announce(311)
process_local_master_announce: Server P4 at IP 192.168.123.2 is announcing itself as a local master browser for workgroup TEST and we think we are master. Forcing election.
nmbd/nmbd_become_lmb.c:unbecome_local_master_success
Samba name server REDHAT has stopped being a local master browser of workgroup TEST on subnet 192.168.123.4
Looks to me that my server got kicked by a normal XP machine! haha

i have done the necessary requirements to join the domain such as modifying the registry but this XP machine still cannot join the domain... I have 2 other XP machines on the network working merrily, this PC is new to the network but why can it win the local master browser election?
I have my os level = 64 at first and i thought it was enough, when this problem occured, i set it to 255 but still samba lost the election!

First time this thing happened to me
Hope to hear how you guys (or girls) fix this problem~

Cheers,
~WiLL~
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:26 AM   #2
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have you set "preferred master = yes"?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 01:53 AM   #3
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Yeap, other XP machines logon fine, its just the new one thats giving the problems
 
Old 08-06-2004, 07:19 AM   #4
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Try a higher number for the os level. I can't remember what the reasonable number is to assure that your machine will always be the master browser but 64 seems to work fine for me.


# OS Level determines the precedence of this server in master browser
# elections. The default value should be reasonable
os level = 64

# Domain Master specifies Samba to be the Domain Master Browser. This
# allows Samba to collate browse lists between subnets. Don't use this
# if you already have a Windows NT domain controller doing this job
domain master = yes
 
Old 08-06-2004, 11:22 AM   #5
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Yup, tried up to 255! haha, must be something wrong with that version of XP, I will reinstall then trying it again

Thanks for the reply
 
Old 08-06-2004, 12:57 PM   #6
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There is a registry tweak to tell the xp machine to back off the election domination stuff. I saw it in a google search for browser elections.
 
Old 08-06-2004, 10:56 PM   #7
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Yup, I googled for it! Its under Control Panel -> Computer Management, disabled Computer browser!
Anyway, still did not work, must have been a lousy English to Chinese conversion... It so hard to get original software in China...

Cheers homey!
 
  


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