Samba Server Browsing Problem Samba Server sporadically hidden

Problem: Inside a Laboratory Farm of 5 Samba Servers sometimes one or more Servers are sporadically hidden at Windows XP Client Neighbourhood (Netzwerkumgebung), but they are still sharing the files and are still online. Or XP Clients hangs up at browsing the Local Network for some minutes.

Solution:

  1. Open
    /etc/samba/smb.conf
    with Editor
  2. set domain master = No
  3. set local master = YES
  4. set preferred master = No
  5. restart samba service with
     /etc/init.d/samba restart

Background: The nmbd service is browsing at your network and if he find the option domain master he will ignore the information of the other server (data communication corruption Port 137)

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