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Old 01-07-2013, 02:36 PM
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Default Problem using router as master browser

Just installed this firmware (23b) to get the option to use my router as master browser but i'm having some problems with my PCs running linux.
From my Windows PCs i can browse WORKGROUP and i see all PCs (including linux machines) and access them.
On my linux PCs i can however not browse WORKGROUP. If i try from my HTPCs running OpenELEC (linux+XBMC) i just get an "operation not permitted" while i can access SMB://HOSTNAME. I then tried installing Ubuntu and when i try to open WORKGROUP there it asks for username/password which i believe is what's causing the problem for my HTPCs.
Any ideas why linux machines can't browse WORKGROUP and asks for password?

Also tried browsing the network from my Android phone and tablet which are also unable to browse WORKGROUP.

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Checked some logs..

var/log.samba is filled with:
[2013/01/08 18:31:53, 0] nmbd/nmbd_browsesync.c:find_domain_master_name_query_fa il(351)
Unable to find the Domain Master Browser name WORKGROUP<1b> for the workgroup WORKGROUP.
Unable to sync browse lists in this workgroup.

var/log/nmbd.log is filled with:
[2013/01/07 01:57:00, 0] nmbd/nmbd_incomingdgrams.crocess_get_backup_list_requ est(702)
process_get_backup_list_request: Invalid name type 0 - should be 0x1b or 0x1d.

From Ubuntu running smbtree gives absolutly nothing.

From Ubuntu running smbtree -d4 gives:
root@HTPC2:/home/rickard# smbtree -d4
lp_load_ex: refreshing parameters
Initialising global parameters
rlimit_max: increasing rlimit_max (1024) to minimum Windows limit (16384)
params.cm_process() - Processing configuration file "/etc/samba/smb.conf"
Processing section "[global]"
doing parameter workgroup = WORKGROUP
doing parameter server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
doing parameter dns proxy = no
doing parameter log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
doing parameter max log size = 1000
doing parameter syslog = 0
doing parameter panic action = /usr/share/samba/panic-action %d
doing parameter encrypt passwords = true
doing parameter passdb backend = tdbsam
doing parameter obey pam restrictions = yes
doing parameter unix password sync = yes
doing parameter passwd program = /usr/bin/passwd %u
doing parameter passwd chat = *Enter\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *Retype\snew\s*\spassword:* %n\n *password\supdated\ssuccessfully* .
doing parameter pam password change = yes
doing parameter map to guest = bad user
doing parameter usershare allow guests = yes
pm_process() returned Yes
added interface eth0 ip=fe80::be5f:f4ff:fe74:f7c4%eth0 bcast=fe80::ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff%eth0 netmask=ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff::
added interface eth0 ip= bcast= netmask=
Enter root's password:
Connecting to host=
Connecting to at port 445
Server requested LANMAN password (share-level security) but 'client lanman auth = no' or 'client ntlmv2 auth = yes'
failed tcon_X with NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED
nmb packet from header: id=27713 opcode=Query(0) response=Yes
header: flags: bcast=No rec_avail=No rec_des=No trunc=No auth=Yes
header: rcode=0 qdcount=0 ancount=1 nscount=0 arcount=0
answers: nmb_name=*<00> rr_type=33 rr_class=1 ttl=0
answers 0 char ...__MSBROWSE__. hex 0501025F5F4D5342524F5753455F5F02
answers 10 char ...WORKGROUP hex 01E400574F524B47524F555020202020
answers 20 char .d.WORKGROUP hex 20201D6400574F524B47524F55502020
answers 30 char .d.WORKGROUP hex 202020201B6400574F524B47524F5550
answers 40 char ...WORKGRO hex 2020202020201EE400574F524B47524F
answers 50 char UP ........ hex 555020202020202000E4000000000000
answers 60 char ................ hex 00000000000000000000000000000000
answers 70 char ................ hex 00000000000000000000000000000000
answers 80 char ......... hex 000000000000000000
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Found a solution to the problem, adding these lines to the clients smb.conf helps:
lanman auth = yes
client lanman auth = yes
client plaintext auth = yes

Is there anything i can change on the router so that adding these lines is not needed?

To clarify, this is not a problem accessing computers in the workgroup. It's a problem accessing WORKGROUP.
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Originally Posted by Rille_lkp View Post
Is there anything i can change on the router so that adding these lines is not needed?

You can use "Custom config files" (details on Merlin's wiki page) to add things into the smb.conf of the router.

With kind regards

PS.: Had the same problem and fixed it by changing the Windows Clients and the router smb.conf (is an XOR sulution, but just in case, both options are there).
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