[Samba] Re: Samba wins help (nsswitch)

Dragos Delcea dragos.delcea at farmexim.ro
Wed Feb 27 23:48:00 GMT 2002

have you installed samba from source ?
if so, go to source directory, do a 'make nsswitch/libnss_wins.so',
copy nsswitch/libnss_wins.so to /lib/libnss_wins.so.2,
add in /etc/nsswitch.conf a wins entry to the hosts line:
'hosts files dns wins', don't forget to add in your smb.conf (you  have
to have it) an entry for your wins server (IP address) and you can start
resolving names!
If you have redhat's rpms, then you should only take care about adding
wins to /etc/nsswitch.conf and the IP addres of the wins server to
good luck,

On Thu, 2002-02-28 at 00:33, Oyegbemi Akintan wrote:
> Hi! Drago/Joel,
> I was searching the web for information on how to resolve netbios names
> from a linux box and I came accross your response on a thread. So can
> you point me to a documentation on how I can use samba to resolve wins
> addresses? This is my config win NT 4 domain, red hat linux and I need a
> way to resolve machine names that are dhcp and registered in windows
> wins server. I need to resolve the names using something like an entry
> in nsswitch.conf that says files dns nis wins
> Thanks,
> Oye

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