connection.tdb IP vs. NetBIOS name

Chris Lalancette clalancette at
Thu Dec 4 17:20:56 GMT 2003

Hello all,
        I am having a problem with Samba 3.0.0 (I have actually tested
this with 3.0.1pre3, and seem to have the same problem).  I am trying to
add a new message to smbcontrol.  I have put the code into smbcontrol.c,
and I can deliver messages to the samba processes (using the command
line: ./smbcontrol smbd <mymsg>).  The problem is that
messages get delivered to the Samba processes differently depending on
whether I am connecting to them by IP address, or by NetBIOS name.  If I
use the NetBIOS name, the message gets delivered to all processes; if I
use the IP address, the message really only gets delivered to the main
smbd process (the reason that this is important is that I would like to
not use nmbd, if possible).  I have tracked this down in the code, and it
seems that the difference is in the way new connections get added to the
connection.tdb database.  My question is whether this is intentional, a
bug in the client, or a bug in Samba?  (Also, is this the right mailing
list for this, or should I get on technical?)
Redhat Linux 9, kernel 2.4.20, dual 2.4GHz Xeon, 2GB memory, Samba 3.0.0
compiled with gcc 3.2.2.
Windows 2000 (running in VMware)
Thanks in advance for your help.

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