WINS.DAT showing user names as machine's NETBIOS names?

Kimmo Akkanen kimmo.akkanen at
Mon Jul 16 09:13:55 GMT 2001


I noticed at the log's that there were a lot of errors sth. like this:

"GetHostByAddr failed for XX.XX.XX.XX"

Samba is version 2.2.1a and is acting as WINS server. I checked the
wins.dat file, and it contained most of the machine names & IP's ok,
but for some there were user names in the places where the machine's
netbios name should be! Any idea's what's causing this behaviour?


With regards,
   Kimmo Akkanen
   Remedium Ltd./Oy

   phone.  +358 9 6226 7125
   cell.   +358 40 9000 125
   fax.    +358 9 6226 7114
   kimmo.akkanen at

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