nmblook up and 95 craziness.

Matt Chapman matty at cifs.org
Fri Sep 3 15:34:42 GMT 1999

On Sat, Sep 04, 1999 at 01:35:10AM +1000, 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.

Crazy but true... this is a well known issue with Win95.

Thus when querying Win95 servers you usually need to use the -r option to 
nmblookup, which causes it to bind to source port 137. Which generally 
means you must be root and you can't be running nmbd at the same time.

  - matty

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