odd nmbd thing
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Fri Apr 21 17:27:52 GMT 2000
Take a look at the error messages in your log. The phrase "from IP %s"
will give you the IP of the client station that is trying to register a
name via unicast. Check the configuration of that client station and make
sure that they have not listed your server as a primary or secondary WINS
If the clients use DHCP then you'll have to fix the entries in the DHCP
Hope that helps.
> Found this code in nmbd/nmbd_incomingrequests.c today; it's been getting
> triggered a lot recently.
> /* We should only get broadcast name registration packets here.
> Anyone trying to register unicast should be going to a WINS
> server. If the code gets here, then either we are not a wins
> server and they sent it anyway, or we are a WINS server and
> the request was malformed. Either way, log an error here.
> and send an error reply back.
> DEBUG(0,("process_name_registration_request: unicast name registration
> request \
> received for name %s from IP %s on subnet %s. Error - should be sent to WINS
> nmb_namestr(question), inet_ntoa(from_ip), subrec->subnet_name));
> send_name_registration_response(FMT_ERR, 0, p);
> I know the server I'm seeing these errors on isn't a WINS server, so it must
> be the former case (someone's trying to register unicast with it, when it
> shouldn't). The question is, under what circumstances will that occur (at
> least that we know about), and why?
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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