libsmbclient: Any way to resolve IP<->NetBIOS Name?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at
Tue Dec 13 14:51:47 GMT 2005

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Tim Hutt wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 December 2005 14:30, you wrote:
>> Tim Hutt wrote:
>>> Hi.
>>> Is there any way to resolve IP addresses to NetBIOS names or vice versa?
>>> I've looked at the nmblookup code and it appears to use code internal to
>>> samba. I want to do this just using libsmbclient, and there appears to be
>>> no way to do it. I would have though it's a fairly common thing to do...
>>> Maybe I will just have to spawn nmblookup for now, ugly as that is.
>> name_status_find().  Note that if you install, you can
>> just run gethostbyaddr().
> Yeah, but isn't that something internal to Samba? I don't seem to be able to 
> access it through libsmbclient.

Talk to derrell at about it but patches to libsmbclient
are always welcome :-)  Of course if you know that
is installed, then the standard libc calls will work.  But this does
require some additional software on the host system.

cheers, jerry
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