nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Fri Mar 12 05:44:15 GMT 1999

> > i remember what VisionFS does.  they sort list by bits-same-as-queryer
> > from top down.  this makes "closest" ip the first in the list.
> Samba also does this and has done so for quite a while.
> see the function sort_query_replies().

That's not the behavior that Peter described.  He does an nbtstat name
query from a Windows NT box to a Samba NBNS and gets a list of IPs.  The
list may be sorted, but the Windows box cannot connect to the named share
because it is not able to resolve the name to single IP.

At least, that's what seems to be happening.

The original reports are in the archives.

Chris -)-----

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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