SMBD - NMBD problem

Peter Blajev peter at
Thu Feb 22 00:42:24 GMT 2001

Hi guys,

I realy need your help.
It looks like SMBD doesn't want to talk with NMBD, but why?

When I run the command: nmblookup torpc8
The result is:
querying torpc8 on
Got a positive name query response from ( ) torpc8<00>
That is correct.

When I run the command: smbclient -NL torpc8
The result is:
resolve_wins: Attempting wins lookup for name torpc8<0x20>
bind succeeded on port 0
resolve_lmhosts: Attempting lmhosts lookup for name torpc8<0x20>
Connection to torpc8 failed

Here is the enteries in log.nmb file:
  wins_process_name_query: name query for name TORPC8<20> from IP
[2001/02/21 19:28:17, 3]

TORPC8 is a workstation with some shares. If I use "name resolve order =
wins lmhosts host"
it's work perfect. But I want to be sure that wins is working.

Here is the smb.conf:
   # interfaces     =
   # bind interfaces only = no
   workgroup      = TORONTO
   guest account  = nobody
   password level = 8
   log file       = /var/log/samba/logs/log.%m
   lock directory = /var/log/samba/locks

   # Make wins work
   wins support   = yes
   wins proxy  = yes
   domain master = yes
   local master   = yes
   preferred master = yes
   os level       = 65
   browse list    = yes
   name resolve order = wins lmhosts

Any seqgestion are highly appreciate.

Thanks a lot for your time.

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