Mac declares itself to be master browser

Networking/Security Forums -> Macintosh

Author: risdo PostPosted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:41 pm    Post subject: Mac declares itself to be master browser
My office has a peer-to-peer, fixed ip network, which consists of 15 Windows computers (mostly XP), and one Mac G5 running OSX Panther.

My problem: the Mac keeps declaring itself to be the master browser on the network, and I don't want it to.

Does anyone know how to turn off the master browser feature on a Mac?


Author: ryanduff PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: edit your smb.conf file
you need to check your smb.conf file (/etc/smb.conf)

make sure you have:


domain master = no
local master = no
preferred master = no

under the [global] group

then just restart the machine. Hopefully one of the other machines on your network will win the election for new master browser.

Author: risdo PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:23 pm    Post subject:
^ Thank you very much. I will do it immediately.

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