nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Fri Mar 12 05:47:56 GMT 1999

On Fri, 12 Mar 1999, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> > 
> > > 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.

that used to exclusively be a bug in wfwg.
> At least, that's what seems to be happening.

network trace is required.

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