Network time sync and reverse NetBios name lookup

Darrin M. Gorski dgorski at
Mon Mar 16 22:48:53 GMT 1998

On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Ben Kosse wrote:

> 	The second issue is that I need to do (if possible) a reverse
> NetBios name lookup by hitting a WINS server or something. Our DNS
> server doesn't know about a good 50% of our network (which is fine,
> because these are inaccessable Win3.1 boxes or Win95 boxes), but our
> WINS server does and I would like to get at the data. However, it would
> be plainly silly to go through all possible alphanumeric (and then some)
> combinations of 15 or less letters. It isn't silly to do a lookup of all
> possible IP addresses on our network, which is what I would like to do.

Check out the WindowsNT 4.0 Server Resource kit. There is a utility called
WINSDMP.EXE which can dump the contents of a WINS database (local or
remote) to a CSV file. I've never tried it against a Samba WINS server, so
I don't know if it will help. FYI: The tool only runs on NT Server.


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Darrin M. Gorski, Research Computer Systems Network Support
Scientific Research Laboratories, Ford Motor Company
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