nmblookup failure

Peter Samuelson peter at cadcamlab.org
Thu Jun 15 03:35:00 GMT 2000

[iddwb <David.Bear at asu.edu>]
> Anyone know why nmblookup would fail to find a name where as
> smbclient finds it okay?

nmblookup apparently doesn't read smb.conf.  So it won't know about
your WINS server, etc.

To use nmblookup against a WINS server, use `-R -U xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx'.
(I wish this were better documented -- for a very long time I couldn't
get WINS lookups to work because I didn't know that the -R was needed.)


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