nmblookup won't query node status

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Nov 8 19:37:44 GMT 2000

Kewl.  I would love to see some sniffs.  Any chance you can run tcpdump 
from the Linux box when you send the query?  Try:

tcpdump -w /tmp/statusquery.cap -s 512 udp port 137

Run the query and send the file (uuencoded is best) along to me.

I think, though, that you will find that the problem is local to your
systems.  I have seen no other report of it and my own stuff seems to
work.  Can't imagine what's wrong but I'll look at the query packet to 
see if I can spot anything.

Chris -)-----

> Ok - against a different box:-
> # nmblookup -S syrma
> querying syrma on
> syrma<00>
> Looking up status of
> C:\>nbtstat -a syrma
>        NetBIOS Remote Machine Name Table
>    Name               Type         Status
> ---------------------------------------------
> SYRMA          <00>  UNIQUE      Registered
> MILKY-WAY      <00>  GROUP       Registered
> SYRMA          <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
> IM             <03>  UNIQUE      Registered
> SYRMA          <20>  UNIQUE      Registered
> MILKY-WAY      <1E>  GROUP       Registered
> MAC Address = 00-E0-29-1C-C8-70
> Samba version 2.0.7, Linux 2.0.36, all clients are NTWS, SP6. Thing is -
> it used to work. No idea what stopped it. It's consistently screwed -
> rebooting the clients doesn't help.
> I can, however look up registered names:-
> # nmblookup -S im#03
> querying im on
> im<03>
> Looking up status of
> And again, the status request fails.
> Confusion reigneth here...
> Mike.

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

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