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Old 11-10-2006, 08:21 AM   #1
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Samba "Master Browser" problems

I am having some strange problems with Samba. Some of these relate to erratic browsing of computers, printers and shares on the network. I also have some shares on the Linux machine which I can't write to from windows - though they clearly appear to be set to "everyone can write".

Here are some log file entries which might give someone a clue as to the basic problem. These appear every day in the logwatch:

--------------------- samba Begin ------------------------

**Unmatched Entries**
lib/util_sock.c:get_peer_addr(1000) getpeername failed. Error was Transport endpoint is not connected : 6 Time(s)
nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:find_domain_master_name_query_fail(353) find_domain_master_name_query_fail: Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name AARDVARKWG<1b> for the workgroup AARDVARKWG. Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup. : 95 Time(s)
nsswitch/winbindd_util.c:init_domain_list(327) Could not fetch sid for our domain AARDVARKWG : 1 Time(s)
param/loadparm.c:service_ok(2622) No path in service CLP510 - using /tmp : 1 Time(s)
param/loadparm.c:service_ok(2622) No path in service CLP510 Mono - using /tmp : 1 Time(s)
param/loadparm.c:service_ok(2622) No path in service Lexmark - using /tmp : 1 Time(s)
printing/print_cups.c:cups_queue_get(900) Unable to get jobs for ipp://localhost/printers/CLP510 Mono - client-error-not-found : 18 Time(s)

---------------------- samba End -------------------------

I am also getting these errors (below) in the windows event logs. Note that Aardvark-ce is the samba machine:

Event Type: Error
Event Source: MRxSmb
Event Category: None
Event ID: 8003
Date: 1/11/2006
Time: 4:53:18 PM
User: N/A
Computer: RICHARD
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer AARDVARK-CE that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{BADA57C1-69F3-4D. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

Many thamks

Old 11-12-2006, 07:41 AM   #2
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For getpeername failed error; you can mention smb port nos in your smb.conf, e.g.
smb ports = 139
for "Unable to sync browse lists" you got to mention
domain master = yes
in your smb.conf

overall with the below mentioned code; you can solve most of ya problems;
os level = 35
preferred master = yes
local master = yes
domain master = yes
But the above code depends on ya requirements; you should only persist with them if you want your local samba box to be a domain master(PDC) & a master browser for your workgroup. With os level 35; its always gonna win browsing election. So thereafter you should not worry about the logs empahsizing election details.
Old 12-15-2006, 01:46 AM   #3
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Re: Samba Problems

I thought I had replied to this - but it seems not. Your suggestions workied perfectly - and all problems are resolved. Many thanks. I was surprised that I had to use:
domain master = yes
even though my network is configured as a workgroup rather than a domain. I still had to set the domain master to get rif of some of the errors. I think that samba is now working perfectly for me.

Thanks Again



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