Netbios name %m not always correct

David Lee t.d.lee at
Thu Oct 23 11:34:07 GMT 2003

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> [...]
> An updated smbclient might do SMBsend and MS-RPC.
> [...]


This brings us almost full circle.

Can anyone give me any pointers in the Samba 3.0.x source to a subroutine,
which with some luck might already exist, that would take an IP number (or
DNS hostname?) as an argument, and return a NetBIOS name?  Is there such a

Note that this would be for a port 445 smbd, where the NetBIOS name
probably isn't inherently available, but might be by other means... and
here I speculate wildly... such as some sort of call to nmbd/WINS server.

Given that, I might be able to begin (subject to usual "find tiny gaps in
the usual daily busy-ness" etc.) to look at possible reworking of
"smbclient -M" in the coming weeks.


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