Master Browser Election - OS X

Posted on 2011-04-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
OK - I've been having some major network issues, mostly with voice traffic that goes through my data network.  So, I decided to do a good old packet capture with wireshark.  So, one thing I found is that I have a unit out there that seems to be flooding my network with "Master Browser Requests".  We're talking hundreds and hundreds of packets at a time.  

After doing a nbtstat -a to the IP I found that it is a Mac OS X unit that 's causing the issue.  How can I turn this off?  Driving me insane!
Question by:JamesonJendreas
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    You should be able to edit /etc/smb.conf

    and add/alter

    local master = no
    preferred master = no
    os level = 2

    restart the machine and the DMB spam should have stopped.

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