[Samba] WINS on Samba

Marco Calabi - T Plan S.r.l. marco_c at tplan.it
Tue Apr 1 14:29:15 GMT 2003

Dear Sirs,
i'm trying to set up my samba server as WINS server
My smb.conf (global section) is:


#Parametri di configurazione Server
netbios name = LIGHTLORD
server string = Samba %v on (%L)
workgroup = T-PLAN
security = user
bind interfaces only = yes
log level = 3
log file = /var/log/samba/samba.log.%L.%m
max log size = 100
os level = 255
local master = yes
preferred master = yes
domain master = yes
domain logons = yes
encrypt passwords = yes
wins support = yes
name resolve order = lmhosts bcast

in /etc/lmhosts i've defined:     LIGHTLORD#20     myclientest#00    client

In the tcp/ip setting, under wins server, i put the samba server address

Ok, here is the problem: there's no name resolution
If i try (from a windows xp/98/ME client)
ping client
ping myclientest
there's an error: impossible to find the host. Verify if the name is right 
and try again (i don't know if it's the right english answer since i've the 
italian microsoft version so i did a translation)
I run samba with:
smbd -D
nmbd -H /etc/samba/lmhosts -D
in order to read the lmosts from another directory

Ok, i think i told everything so ..... please help!

Best Regards

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