Bug 2759 - Multi-Homed PDC Cause Problems
Multi-Homed PDC Cause Problems
Status: NEW
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: nmbd
All Linux
: P3 normal
: none
Assigned To: Samba Bugzilla Account
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Reported: 2005-05-31 16:25 UTC by M. D. Parker
Modified: 2005-05-31 16:25 UTC (History)
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Description M. D. Parker 2005-05-31 16:25:37 UTC
System has 3 ethernet boards: eth0 (on private/backend net 192.168.x.x)
                              eth1 (on public net 141.x.x.x)
                              eth2 (on public net 141.x.x.x)
There is a common corporate WINS database on the public net.

The smb.conf file is configured to use only eth0 and eth1 and uses the following
directives to ensure this:

bind interfaces only=yes
interfaces=eth0 eth1 lo

The WINS server records BOTH the public and private net IP numbers.  And for the 
most part works ok for clients.  There is an occasional client getting the 
private IP number (from WINS?) and this seems to get fixed by restarting Samba.

1) Is this a problem? can it be fixed?

Ok....now if I change the order of the interfaces line to:

interfaces=eth1 eth0 lo

The log.nmbd cannot find the master domain master browser at all...but seems to 
be able to become the local master browser.

2) This is a problem....changing the order of the interfaces line seems to 
change the samba/nmdb behavior.  I don't think that this should be happening.