nmblookup won't query node status

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Nov 8 17:37:53 GMT 2000

It works for me on my network as long as the target machine is running 
NetBIOS services of some sort.  Obviously, node arcturus is running 
NetBIOS or you wouldn't get the query reply.

Is there any chance that arcturus is a Windows/95 box?  Some versions of 
W/95 have a bug that cause them to reply to the wrong port in response to 
Adapter Status queries.

Chris -)-----

> Hi,
> I'm attempting to use nmblookup from within a script to find which NT
> user is logged into a certain machine. The script will have the IP
> address of the machine in question, so the command I've tried is:-
> $ nmblookup -A
> Looking up status of
> This returns nothing else. Similarly, the -S option fails:-
> $ nmblookup -S arcturus
> querying arcturus on
> arcturus<00>
> Looking up status of
> AFAIK, both these used to work (but haven't for some time - I've asked
> related questions on the main Samba list), and I've no idea why. Is this
> a bug, or am I just being stupid? Clients in question are NTSP6.
> TIA,
> Mike.

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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