functionality of lmhosts file

M.Sapsed m.sapsed at
Wed Sep 8 13:35:33 GMT 1999

Hi all,

Once upon a time, if you had an entry in the lmhosts file of a samba server
call bigserver (say) like myserver

then any query from a client to bigserver asking for \\myserver would be
answered by bigserver. This functionality seems to have disappeared going
from perhaps 1.9.17 to 1.9.18? I was wondering why and whether there were
any plans to put it back? 

I was also wondering about progress towards wins replication but whether
this would allow for a name to which all servers would respond, although
since any client here can only see one server that's fine.

Does this make any sense??



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