Re: A little off topic - Microsoft Networking Problem
On Mon, 4 Jun 2001, Ian Perry wrote:
IP> I know this is a little off topic but...
IP> I have a network of 100+ operating Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, Netware Server,
IP> Linux (here I have to add that the machines running linux and netware have
IP> been up continuously for over 11 months and never missed a beat unlike the
IP> others mentioned)
IP> On the windows machines, they are taking forever to pull up Network
IP> Neighbourhood. It began happenning a few months back without explanation
IP> and has been happenning randomly ever since (we had not changed the network,
IP> nor brought any new machines online). We have no problems with IPX, or
IP> TCP/IP on any of the machines.
IP> I was just wonderring if anyone has had a problem similar and was there a
IP> quick solution to finding the problem rather than taking the 100+ network
IP> down and thoroughly testing it.
I had the same problem with my machines, what i think was happening, that the
windows machines were fightning who is going to be the domain master, i fixed
that with turning it off on all the windows machines in network properties and
then set this in /etc/samba/smb.conf:
domain master = yes
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
also i set 'os level = 255', from what i heard, no windows [any version] has
higher priority on smb so the samba easily beat all of them. Since then the
local network is like a flash, the only 'disadvantage' is that the linux
machine has to be up if any of the windows machines need to use the smb, as it
is the domain master and all the other machines are prevented from becoming
one even when the linux samba machine is down.
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Petr [Dingo] Dvorak firstname.lastname@example.org
Coder - Purple Dragon MUD pdragon.org port 3333
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