Name Resolution

Eric Delaet eridel at
Thu Sep 21 09:27:21 GMT 2000

Hello, I have a problem concerning name resolution.
I have a samba PDC, and everything seems to work fine for the clients.
However, when I do:

  nmblookup -B pcname -S \*

on the PDC itself, or on another Linux PC, nmblookup doesn't find the
PC. Instead, it reports its own IP.

Names and IP's of the clients seem to be correct in the WINS.DAT file.

I need to get this to work for printing services on some unix machines,
since they use smbclient.

Here is my global section from smb.conf:

        security = user
        workgroup = KAVA
        server string = Poseidon
        encrypt passwords = yes
        domain logons = Yes
        domain master = Yes
        hosts allow = 192.168.0.
        name resolve order = wins bcast host lmhosts
        oplocks = yes
        read raw = yes
        write raw = yes
        map archive = yes
        dns proxy = no
        wins support = yes


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