[Samba] WINS on Solaris 7/8 - broken?

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Fri Jul 26 07:56:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 15 Jul 2002 rwotten at checkfree.com wrote:

> The problem I am having is on Solaris.
> I am working with the 2.2.5 release of Samba.
> Everything in the nsswitch subdirectory compiles cleanly.
> wbinfo, which uses winbindd, resolves WINS entries no problem.
> (When I am running winbindd, that is.)
> Solaris appears to use /usr/lib/nss_wins.so.1 rather than libnss_wins.so
> [.2]
> (when 'wins' is referenced from the hosts line in /etc/nsswitch.conf).
> No problem, I thought, and I copied libnss_wins.so to
> /usr/lib/nss_wins.so.1
> I can verify that the library is being examined by killing nscd, then
> running truss on 'ping'.
> (I can also see it by running nscd in debug mode.)
> host and dns lookups still work.
> Unfortunately that is all that happens.  The WINS lookup does not.
> Nothing happens.  The ping returns 'host not found'.
> No errors;  just 'host not found'.
> I have not yet tried a tcpdump to see if it is sending out packets.

This would be the next step.  Your setup sound correct.

cheers, jerry
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