FreeBSD box causes workgroup to crash

Jonathan Franks daemon at
Fri Dec 31 16:36:05 PST 2004

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 09:59:54 -0500
Doug Van Allen <dvanallen at> wrote:

> When my FreeBSD 5.3 box is connected to the network, no one can browse
> the network.  The internet works fine and on the other 2 PC's(WinXP). 
> When I disconnect the BSD box from the switch, the other 2 PC's can
> browse the network.  I have no idea why it would be doing this.
> Thanks!
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Check your samba configuration. You probably want to set local master=no. You can also set os level=20, and domain master=no if you want to be extra certain. 

You'll need to restart samba for this to take effect. 

man smb.conf(5)


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