Q: reverse nmblookup *outside* a subnet?

Wilkinson Charlie E Charlie.E.Wilkinson at irs.gov
Tue Oct 2 08:03:03 GMT 2001

Greetings Fellow Sambalians,
I'm wondering if it's possible to use nmblookup to do reverse
lookups (lookup an IP address and get back a NETBIOS name) outside
my own network segment.  I see that I can effectively do reverse
lookups inside my subnet directly, or I can do forward lookups
of distant nodes against a WINS server, but I can't seem to find
a way to do what I want.  I see that "ping -a ip_appress" under
Windoze will give me the NETBIOS name for a distant node.  Any
way to do this with nmblookup, or some other Samba util?

I have a Perl CGI that would really like to do reverse NMB

Thanks muchly,

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Charlie Wilkinson
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