[Samba] Net bios Look ups

Paul Kraus pkraus at pelsupply.com
Thu May 22 18:47:15 GMT 2003

No wins server. All done by broadcast.

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From: David Morel [mailto:david.morel at amakuru.net] 
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2003 1:28 PM
To: pkraus at pelsupply.com
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] Net bios Look ups

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Paul Kraus wrote:
| For some reason all of my Linux servers all of a sudden can't look up 
| net bios names. Everything has been working great for months.
| If I do an smbclient -L ipaddress on any of them they all can see the 
| master browser and show its name in the output.
| But if I try and do an smbclient -L systemname it immediately dumps 
| out to the internet and tries to resolve the name using DNS.
| This of course does not work.
| I have many scripts that rely on mount -t smbfs that no longer work 
| because they can not resolve the names. My internal network is all 
| dhcp assigned addresses so that I can not hard code. I should not have

| to any ways.
| This is on all of the servers not just one. I am really at a loss and 
| its driving me nuts. Going on day 7 of trying to figure this out. It 
| has to be something stupid. Something I am over looking. I posted 
| something similar a couple of days ago and didn't get one response. I 
| have to resolve this. This is the reason my employer didn't want me 
| going the Linux route. I talked them into it but I have to have 
| resolution ASAP. Please any assistance would be very appreciated.
| Paul

is a wins server active ? or are name resolutions done by broadcast ?

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