Bug 2820 - samba appears to erroneously search for an non-existent domain master browser
samba appears to erroneously search for an non-existent domain master browser
Status: REOPENED
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: nmbd
3.0.14a
All All
: P3 minor
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Reported: 2005-06-23 10:34 UTC by mvolaski
Modified: 2007-07-02 16:32 UTC (History)
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Description mvolaski 2005-06-23 10:34:34 UTC
This appears to be one of those spurious messages in the logs..

As far as I can tell, samba is not configured in any way to consider there is a domain master browser 
anywhere present on the network, yet it searches for one and then complains (with default debug level) 
about the obvious: 

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 KENNEDY<1b> for the workgroup KENNEDY.
  Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup.

(This isn't the only spurious log message samba produces. Bug 1257 is another one; one suggestion is 
to consider a "suppress spurious log messages" option for smb.conf which disables this and that other 
crazy message.)
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter 2005-07-15 15:54:03 UTC
marking as later until we revamp Samba logging.
Comment 2 mvolaski 2007-07-02 16:32:08 UTC
Two years have passed, seems time to reopen.