2.2.8 MasterAnnouncement Browser Frame

The MasterAnnouncement frame MUST be sent by a local master browser to the domain master browser when the MasterAnnouncement timer expires, as specified in section 3.3.6. The MasterAnnouncement frame MUST be sent to the NetBIOS unique name <PDCName>[0x00] and mailslot \MAILSLOT\BROWSE where <PDCName> is the computer name of the domain master browser.

The format of the MasterAnnouncement frame MUST be as follows.


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MasterBrowserServerName (variable)

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0x0D (1 byte): The 8-bit opcode that identifies this structure as a MasterAnnouncement frame. This opcode MUST have a value of 0x0D.

MasterBrowserServerName (variable): A null-terminated ASCII string that MUST contain the name of the local master browser and MUST be less than or equal to 16 bytes in length, including the null terminator.

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