smbclient and local WINS lookup

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Feb 16 02:56:25 GMT 1999


at the Tasmanian AUUG/SAGE-AU conference yesterday when I gave a talk about
Samba, Bron Gondwana (that is one mega-awesome name, Reunite Gondwana)
suggested that smbclient was broken again in the following way:

If you run smbclient (2.0.2) on the same machine that is the WINS server,
it will not do NetBIOS name lookups properly.  Can anyone else shed any
light? I have not yet looked at the source, and will do so soon, but was
seeking confirmation of this.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, NIC-Handle:RJS96
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