Problem with getlmhostsent()

Jeremy Allison jallison at
Mon Dec 14 20:16:54 GMT 1998

Andrej Borsenkow wrote:
> getlmhostsent() starts off setting name_type = -1, and changes it only if
> name type is explicitly given in lmhosts. Unfortunately, the most common
> case is
> address   NB-name
> and you don't suppose, all users know NB name types :))

Yes you are correct. lmhosts lookup is somewhat useless as
the code stands.

> I suggest either return as default whatever type is appropriate for single
> host _or_ modify resolve_lmhosts() to match if returned type == -1. The
> later is more consistent with manual.

That's what I've done (match on -1 for lmhosts) in
the code now. It'll be in beta4.


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