[Samba] WINS querying (Advanced)

Jim Watt wattjg at appliedbiosystems.com
Wed Jun 19 13:57:38 GMT 2002

--On 06/19/2002 1:29 PM -0700 WEBSTER, Greg wrote:

} Yep, but it's not very clear and your above example doesn't do it here. I've
} read the Q119495 article as well for these names.
} For example...your query
}# nmblookup -U -R "gwebster#3"
} querying gwebster on
} wins_srv_died(): Could not mark WINS server down.
} Address not found in server list.
} name_query failed to find name gwebster#03

Odd...I tested with Samba 2.2.4 against a Microsoft Win2K WINS
server, and just confirmed it worked with the server's IP address
as well as its name.  Samba's running on a Redhat 6.2 Linux system.
I also confirmed that it works from a FreeBSD system querying
a Samba 2.2.4 WINS server, also running FreeBSD.

You might want to repeat the query with the debug level set
(-d 5, looks like it's enough), and see if you can spot the problem.

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