First of all: I'm not a Samba-expert... just taking my first steps...

I have a Samba server running on my NAT-box which connects my
internal LAN (on eth0) to the Internet (on eth1). As Samba only
has to work for the internal LAN, I have added the following in
my smb.conf file:

interfaces = eth0 127.0.0.1/8
bind interfaces only = yes

However, now my log.nmbd file is filled each 5 minutes with messages like:

[2007/06/14 20:27:50, 0] nmbd/nmbd_become_dmb.c:become_domain_master_browser_win s(335)
become_domain_master_browser_wins:
Attempting to become domain master browser on workgroup OUR_HOME, subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.
[2007/06/14 20:27:50, 0] nmbd/nmbd_become_dmb.c:become_domain_master_browser_win s(349)
become_domain_master_browser_wins: querying WINS server from IP 127.0.0.1 for domain master browser name OUR_HOME<1b> on workgroup OUR_HOME
[2007/06/14 20:27:51, 0] nmbd/nmbd_become_dmb.c:become_domain_master_query_succe ss(233)
become_domain_master_query_success:
There is already a domain master browser at IP 84.195.188.23 for workgroup OUR_HOME registered on subnet UNICAST_SUBNET.

It seems like my Samba server tries to become a 'domain master browser'
(i'm not really familiar with what exactly that is) but then it
finds that there is already a domain master browser at IP 84.195.188.23?
This is by the way not the IP of eth1 which is my interface that is
connected to the Internet. I do not understand why i get this message which
seems related to eth1, the interface connected to the Internet...
i am excluding this interface with the 'interfaces' and 'bind
interfaces only' options in my smb.conf, aren't i? Then why do i
get a logmessage related to a host 84.195.188.23 which my server
contacts through its eth1 interface?

Can somebody explain me what these messages mean and what I should do to
get rid of them? Any link or URL where I can read more information on this
issue is also welcome.

Thanks,
Bart

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