How to get nmbd to work?

Jeff Foster jfoste at
Mon Dec 15 14:22:58 GMT 1997

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Nathan Neulinger wrote:

> I have NEVER been able to get nmbd to work in anything even remotely
> approximating a usable fashion.
> All I want it to do is DNS lookups.
> I can't even get it to do that reliably. It looks in some cases like it
> isn't even sending a response back to the querying clients.

If all you want to do is lookup a machine name or IP address, I have some
alpha code that will do that from a unix box (I use HP).  You are welcome
to it.  It works in our environment, we are running DHCP and WINS but not
DNS on the PC side. It should work even better if you are running DNS on
the PC side.

Jeff Foster

jfoste at

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