[Samba] strange WIS entries

Csigas nug at sch.bme.hu
Mon Jul 21 09:24:39 GMT 2003


I have a samba file server ( and wins server (
with ~70 clients. The server's netbios names are ALMA and KORTE. The
Workgroup's name is ALMA.

Issue 1:

nmblookup -U -R korte
querying korte on korte<00>

nmblookup -U -R alma
querying alma on alma<00>

strange.... I can't figure out why the reply is different.

In the log the only problem is:

[2003/07/20 23:28:47, 0]
  register_name_response: server at IP rejected our name
registration of ALMA<00> with error code 5.
[2003/07/20 23:28:47, 0] nmbd/nmbd_mynames.c:my_name_register_failed(40)
  my_name_register_failed: Failed to register my name ALMA<00> on
[2003/07/20 23:28:47, 0]
  standard_fail_register: Failed to register/refresh name ALMA<00>

"ALMA#00" 1059038250 a6R
"ALMA#03" 1058996940 46R
"ALMA#1b" 1059038250 46R
"ALMA#1e" 1059079005 c6R
"ALMA#20" 1058996940 46R

Can i delete file wins.dat at midnight, to have a clean state?

Issue 2:

smbclient -L //vogelburda
I see lots of machine name's, and
        Workgroup            Master
        ---------            -------
         ALMA                  KORTE

nmblookup '*'
querying * on *<00> *<00>

Why only 2 ip-s (all machine is on subnet 192.168.1.x)?

Thanks in advance!!!

  Nandor Toth

PS. some lines form smb.conf
   workgroup = ALMA
   netbios name = KORTE
   netbios aliases = ALMA
   browsable = yes
   local master = yes
   os level = 255
   domain master = yes
   preferred master = yes
   wins support = yes
   name resolve order = lmhosts host wins bcast
   dns proxy = no

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