[Samba] Resolving NetBIOS names within linux

Herb Lewis herb at sgi.com
Thu Oct 17 21:34:02 GMT 2002

Bert Rapp wrote:
> I want to be able to resolve windows machine names to their IP addresses
> while using Linux.  What I'd like to be able to do, from my linux box at
> the command line is this,
> ping windows_machine_name
> Is there any way I can do this?
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look at the libnss_wins.so file and add to your nsswitch.conf
Herb Lewis                               Silicon Graphics 
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