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What determines which server is the master?

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I have one server in my house which is on WiFi. From what I can tell the AirPlay input is handled by the master server. I what to be sure that the server which is on WiFi is never the master server because running several ALAC streams over WiFi is never going to go over well.

asked Feb 25, 2016 by user1430 (13 points)

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The master node election algorithm is subject to change and currently has planned improvements.

As of now the master server is whichever server boots up first. However some servers are excluded from being master such as iOS, Android, and the first generation Raspberry Pi.

answered Feb 29, 2016 by user1 (1,094 points)
edited Mar 2, 2016 by user1
On a raspberry pi, is there a command to know if the device is the master ?
Moreover, is there a configuration file to force a device to be always the master ?
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