nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Mar 5 20:42:46 GMT 1999

On Sat, 6 Mar 1999, Peter Polkinghorne wrote:

> > Cool.
> >
> huh?
> > That is, that your Samba 1.9.18p10 server is acting as a WINS (NBNS)
> > server and as the Domain Master Browser, right?  That rev of Samba 
> > doesn't have the Domain Control functionality active, so I assume you're 
> > using it as a DMB.
> >
> Yes - Domain Master Browser - too much of this terminology is getting the 
> keywords in the right order :-(.
> > 
> > I don't recall any changes between 1.9.18 and 2.0 that would have fixed
> > this, but I often miss these things.  The big change in nmbd (from my
> > perspective) was that the namelists were converted from linked lists to
> > splay trees, for speed.  Before 1.9.18 I didn't have my hands in, so I
> > don't know what might have happened in between. 
> >
> One other oddity perhaps - the older one (1.9.16p10) will respond to queries 
> without the -R flag from nmblookup.

that's because we have this area of functionality incorrect.  -R means
"query as-a-wins-server".

uh... actually... that means... ok.  it's a bit complicated to explain in
a short email, check against 2.0 and let the list know your findings:
there may be a bug here.

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