nmblook up and 95 craziness.

Stephen Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Fri Sep 3 20:34:05 GMT 1999

On Sat, 4 Sep 1999 gandalf at pobox.com wrote:

> Anyhow, when you send a name request from some random port to 95, 95
> responds to the request, not on the port that you sent the message from,
> but back to port 137 on the src machine.  Why on earth would they do that?
> Is there a way to tell 95 to be sane?  I would really like to be able to
> get the name responce from 95 machines, but this is insane.  Is there
> anything I can do?

This is a 'feature' of Windows 95.  There's no way to get Win95 to behave
sanely in this regard; if you need to do an nmblookup of a 95 box, you have
to turn nmbd off on the machine doing the query (to free up your port
137) and pass the '-r' option to nmblookup.

-Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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