[Samba] Difference between smbstatus and WINS (was WINS querying (Advance d))

WEBSTER, Greg GWEBSTER at ahbl.ca
Wed Jun 19 13:08:43 GMT 2002

Unfortunately, it appears smbstatus will only show the clients that have
accessed the shares since the last restart of the smb daemon (not a
guarantee that people will do this in our case). There appears to be a
timeout of this information as well.

WINS does keep all this information based on when the client's machine first
logs into the network, so it's a lot more accurate.

Man, I wish it was that easy.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nathan Ehresman [mailto:nehresma at css.tayloru.edu]
> Sent: June 19, 2002 12:18 PM
> To: WEBSTER, Greg
> Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: Re: [Samba] WINS querying (Advanced)
> > 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?
> Would a simple smbstatus -S work?  You could then parse the 
> output into 
> something that is useful for you to use.  I've done it this 
> way in the past.
> Nathan Ehresman

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