Resolving DNS names to an IP in NT 4 domain

David W. Chapman Jr. dwcjr at
Mon Mar 26 16:32:39 GMT 2001

Couldn't you do something like

nmblookup <hostname> | grep -v query | cut -d' ' -f 1

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Fletcher" <tim at>
To: "Erik Spigle" <spigle at>
Cc: <samba at>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 10:25 AM
Subject: Re: Resolving DNS names to an IP in NT 4 domain

> > I worked with a guy for a while on this, but we really got nowhere.  We
> > messed with win hook settings in smb.conf, and a script he wrote.  I've
> > it running a while, but still, no go.  Are there some settings and
> > configurations I can tweak and work with in Samba to get this done?  I
> > really like to get it going.  I hope I've been fairly clear in what is
> > needed, and you understand it.
> I am the guy who wrote the script in question, what we were trying todo
> make standard resolve via /etc/nsswitch.conf work with wins. DNS works for
> internet hosts but http://windowsmachinename doesn't work as the machine
> name / dns arn't the same. Is there any way to make this work?
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