[Samba] How does one use a Netbeui name to ping?

Joel Hammer Joel at HammersHome.com
Tue Dec 17 23:20:01 GMT 2002

The command nmblookup netbiosname should return the ip number of the remote
The samba supplied script findsmb might also be useful.

On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 10:54:35AM -0500, Jamie Risk wrote:
> Hello,
> If I wished to ping a windows machine from a Linux box _not_ using the
> dotted quad address, how can I discover their IP name (using their NetBeui
> name)?
>  * DNS is not running locally, (does it need too?)
>  * There isn't a local domain, I imagine we're using our ISP's domain name
>     (we're running the lan segment off a switch connected to a DSL
> modem/router)
>  * Windows and Linux boxes alike get their IP addresses from the DSL modem
>     acting as a DHCP server.
> I expect I'll need to install a local DNS server/cache. On the whole I'm
> finding my
> first network admin work a bit overwhelming - if someone can point me
> towards the
> documentation for my next step to get ping working with fully qualified IP
> names on
> my lan segment, I'd look forward to reading and learning about it.
> - Jamie
> I'm rather confused
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