nmbd & netbios name -> many addreses
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Mar 18 17:57:07 GMT 1999
Thanks for continuing to dig. I don't think any of us have had the time
to put together a system for reproducing this.
So, nmblookup gets the same list from the NT WINS server as it does from
the Samba NBNS server...
> 188.8.131.52 kudos<00>
> 184.108.40.206 kudos<00>
Which is good...
> I also used tcpdump to sniff traffic on the netbios ns between test-nt and
> the NT WINS server - and when it queried for KUDOS I got the following
> The good news from a Samba perspective is that as far as tcpdump can tell,
> the response from the NT WINS server to the NT workstation was identical
> to the Samba WINS server. The bad news is that the NT Workstation still
> was unhappy with the result and failed to mount the share from kudos with
> error 53.
Urg. The problem is in NT, then. I think that this is what Jeremy was
trying to tell us.
> Since the KB articles kindly referenced by Markus indicate that Netbios names
> can map to multiple addresses, I am baffled by the NT Workstation behaviour.
Has anyone tried W/9x?
> I have a workround of getting the samba servers NOT to register with WINS and
> rely on DNS to map the names.
Dangerous. The two name spaces are *very* different and do not intersect.
I've worked with this issue for well over a year now and I feel very
uneasy about even suggesting a mapping between the two.
I'd still like to see someone reproduce this in another environment, for
the reasons that Peter outlined.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
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