How can you tell if a node is a WINS server ...
rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Wed May 8 14:48:01 GMT 2002
On Wed, 8 May 2002, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Look at the RA bit in the returned packet. A WINS server should set
> this bit. A non-WINS should leave it clear.
OK, so what I want is for nmblookup to decode this bit in some way?
> I am pretty sure this works with Windows boxes. If so, we should be
> sure we do this correctly in Samba. :)
> See my notes in section 184.108.40.206.1 of
> Chris -)-----
> Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am looking for a way from within a script to tell if a node is a
> > WINS server.
> > Doing something like 'nmblookup -A <ip.address>' is ambiguous, and
> > even asking the node to translate its own name is ambiguous.
> > It seems like you need to ask it to translate a name that a non-WINS
> > server would not normally have?
> > Regards
> > -----
> > Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org,
> > sharpe at ethereal.com
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at ns.aus.com, rsharpe at samba.org,
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