WINS client problems

Scott H. Baxter Scott_H._Baxter at
Mon Dec 8 17:22:32 GMT 1997

I have compiled the latest source acquired from the SAMBA Web page to run on 
AIX 4.2.  For some reason my WINS client just isn't working.  I verify that 
the NetBIOS names and IP addresses are in the NT WINS server's tables.  I 
verify that the WINS server's IP address is appropriately configured in 
smb.conf.  I run testparms and all is OK.  I executed two commands with no 
change in output.  The commands were:
nmblookup -d 9 -B ncsc_9a221
nmblookup -d 9 ncsc_9a221
The output of each command is as follows:

Initialising global parameters
Processing configuration file "/usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf"
Processing section "[global]"
doing parameter workgroup = SLMO
doing parameter server string = slgo1787
doing parameter hosts allow = 167.132. 127.
doing parameter guest account = nobody
doing parameter log file = /usr/local/samba/var/log.%m
doing parameter max log size = 50
doing parameter security = share
doing parameter socket options = TCP_NODELAY
doing parameter local master = no
doing parameter domain controller = slgo5624
doing parameter wins server =
pm_process() returned Yes
lp_servicenumber: couldn't find homes
lp_servicenumber: couldn't find printers
lp_servicenumber: couldn't find printers
adding IPC service
Netmask for tr0 =
Derived broadcast address
Added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
bind succeeded on port 0
Socket opened.
Sending queries to
12/08/97 09:53:33 sending a packet of len 50 to ( on port 137
12/08/97 09:53:33 sending a packet of len 50 to ( on port 137
12/08/97 09:53:33 sending a packet of len 50 to ( on port 137
name_query failed to find name ncsc_9a221

I am quite perplexed, and would greatly appreciate assistance pertaining to 
how to get the WINS client function working.

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