[Samba] Netbios Ping in Solaris??

Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 AJAVID1 at motorola.com
Thu Aug 8 10:05:02 GMT 2002

am not sure if you already know this 
you can do this if samba is installed on solaris, with nmblookup utility
for ex
nmblookup -A "windows host name"

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Smith [mailto:chris at realcomputerguy.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 08, 2002 11:59 AM
To: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Netbios Ping in Solaris??

On Wed, 2002-08-07 at 18:48, Steve Malkos wrote:
> Does anyone know how to resolve netbios names in Solaris?

Can't speak to Solaris but ping is not a netbios utility. Linux boxes
with Samba that I've worked act like older Windows boxes in the sense
that IP resolution and netbios resolution are pretty much separate. From
my limited knowledge my guess is tha you will unlikely find it difficult
to pass netbios resolution to IP utilities.
> I need to be able to ping any windows box from my Sun Solaris 8 box that
appears on my network.  Is that possible?

Use the IP address.
Use a hosts file.
Use DNS.


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