[Samba] Why doesn't my wins.dat list all the LMBs?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Tue Oct 21 22:10:19 GMT 2003

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David Wuertele wrote:

| I wanted to know which boxes were the LMBs and the DMB, so I looked
| into the wins.dat on the WINS server.  But in wins.dat, I only see one
| line that has MSBROWSE in it:
|      "^A^B__MSBROWSE__^B#01" 1066639333 e4R
| Is this supposed to be the DMB?

No.  The DMB is workgroup<0x1b>

| Why aren't the LMBs listed in this file?  The actual LMBs
| can be found by running nmblookup on the two subnets:

This is by design.  It's how browsing works.  LMB are never
listed in WINS since there is no need.  BY definition an LMB
is local to a broadcast subnet.  LMB sync with the DMB,
not each other.

cheers, jerry
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