Querying WINS server

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at switchboard.net
Wed Dec 3 16:05:17 GMT 1997

On Wed, 3 Dec 1997, David Terrell wrote:

> Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I couldn't find it in the
> mailing list archives, the faq, the included documentation, or the source,
> so I figured I'd at least ask.
> I'd like to query a WinNT wins server from my linux box, and find the 
> IP address of a machine that is registered there.  Ideally, I'd like
> to just plug that into smbclient.  As it stands, when I type
> smbclient //server/share, and the server is not on my local net, smbclient
> can't find it.  It doesn't appear to check the WINS server at all.....
> Is there a utility I'm missing somewhere?

i sent details last week to the digest on what is needed to do this in 
smbclient and nmblookup.

best regards,


<a href="mailto:lkcl at switchboard.net"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
<a href="http://mailhost.cb1.com/~lkcl"> Samba Consultancy and Support </a>

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