machine name lookups
davecb at Canada.Sun.COM
Fri Sep 25 11:53:31 GMT 1998
| The only problem is that smbclient -M frequently fails to find
| the client's host name. The -I parameter will often fix it, but
| I am concerned about the -M problem nonetheless. I have a machine
| configured to be a WINS server, and all of the lab machines
| are DHCP-configured to use that server.
Hmmn: I'd look at wins ttl, actually. I suspect that
the DHCP IP-address leases are timing out in 2 hours
and the WINS name-address mappinga are timing out
in three days...
That means if they're not sucessfully replaced when the
pc boots and tries to claim its name, that you will
get a mismatch.
This can be confirmed/denied by going through a list of
all the names calling nmblookup for each name. For
example, ``nmblookup elsbeth'' should give you
``184.108.40.206 elsbeth<00>''. If the address doesn't
match the name, you've found the problem.
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