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[ale] samba <> Master Browser



I had issues on my old network with removed computers/shared folders
and files still being listed as available.  Could that have been
caused by multiple samba servers as various masters?  Samba has
awesome documentation that I, to my shame, admittedly don't read
through.
> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 2:25 PM, <jcpilman at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> This may be old news to most of you, but I just found out.
>>
>> Our network at the office is a Windows Workgroup. So when I installed
>> Ubuntu 10.04 and started using samba at the office, my computer became
>> the Domain Master Browser. (Don't be tricked by the ambiguity of the
>> word 'domain' in this context.) This caused some grief for the Windows
>> users here, because my computer is not always on the network. So I
>> made the following changes to the defaults in /etc/samba/smb.conf
>>
>> domain master = no
>> local master = no
>> preferred master = no
>>
>> Of course, you sometimes want the Linux box to be master.
>>
>> The documentation is pretty good about explaining why this works;
>> although, it did not mean much to me until I saw it in action.
>>
>> http://www.samba.org/samba/docs/man/Samba-HOWTO-Collection/NetworkBrowsing.html
>>
>>
>> ...John