[Samba] WINS querying (Advanced)

Jim Watt wattjg at appliedbiosystems.com
Wed Jun 19 12:54:04 GMT 2002

--On 06/19/2002 11:42 AM -0700 WEBSTER, Greg wrote:

} If, for example, I am looking for the IP address for the user 'gwebster',
} what steps do I need to take to retreive this from the WINS server?

"nmblookup" can do that.  A live example of me looking up my login
name, returning the machine I'm logged in on:

>nmblookup -U ussjodns01 -R "jimw#3"
querying jimw on jimw<03>

There's an example in the manpage for nmblookup.

All the WINS registered tags are enumerated and explained in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base article q119495.

} I am capable of
} writing some Perl scripts to connect to port 139 on a WINS server, but I
} don't know the 'handshake' or 'dialog' or 'conversation' that I will have to
} have with that port to get the information I want.

It's all there in the Samba sources. :-)

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