Netbios name %m not always correct

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Sun Oct 5 06:54:19 GMT 2003

On Fri, 3 Oct 2003, M A Young wrote:

> We have just moved a server over to Samba 3.0.0, and it seems that %m,
> which should return the netbios name often returns the ip number of the
> host instead. This is a problem, (apart from making the logging more
> confusing), since we use smbclient to provide responses to certain
> actions, and if %m isn't returning the correct netbios name I don't think
> the message gets through.
> Has anyone else seen this problem or know how to fix it?

Yes, this will be the case when the client uses a NetBIOS-less SMB 
sessions (on port 445) which most clients do these days :-(

You will need to use some other macro. Perhaps %U or something like that.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at], rsharpe[at], 

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