How do netbios name lookups work?

Albert Hopkins marduk at
Fri Jan 8 19:33:52 GMT 1999

I have samba 1.x on a red hat machine and 2.0.0b5 on a slackware machine.
On the red hat box, I can "smbclient -L windowspc" and smbclient somehow
does a name lookup to get the IP address of windowspc (it's not in
/etc/lmhosts).  However, on my 2.0.0 system it just hangs until it
eventually says it can't find the address.

These machines are on the same network and the smb.conf files appear to be
similiar.  Am I missing something?


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