[Samba] basic WINS/smbclient problems

tmp at nitwit.de tmp at nitwit.de
Sun Mar 27 16:03:12 GMT 2005


Two problems:

1) I can access shares by IP but not by name, so I assume that WINS doesn't do 
its job for some reason, smb.conf:

wins support = yes
name resolve order = lmhosts wins hosts bcast

2) I don't quite get it how smbclient works. As I mentioned name resolve 
does't work and hance smbclient -M MACHINE doesn't either but an IP should 

# nmblookup -A
Looking up status of
        NOTEBOOK        <00> -         M <ACTIVE>
        HOME            <00> - <GROUP> M <ACTIVE>
        NOTEBOOK        <20> -         M <ACTIVE>
        HOME            <1e> - <GROUP> M <ACTIVE>

        MAC Address = 00-13-77-00-15-15

# smbclient -I
Usage: [-?] [-?EgV] [-?EgV] [-?EgVNkP] [-?|--help] [--usage] 
[-R|--name-resolve NAME-RESOLVE-ORDER]
        [-M|--message HOST] [-I|--ip-address IP] [-E|--stderr] [-L|--list 
        [-t|--terminal CODE] [-m|--max-protocol LEVEL] [-T|--tar <c|
        [-D|--directory DIR] [-c|--command STRING] [-b|--send-buffer BYTES]
        [-p|--port PORT] [-g|--grepable] [-d|--debuglevel DEBUGLEVEL]
        [-s|--configfile CONFIGFILE] [-l|--log-basename LOGFILEBASE]
        [-V|--version] [-O|--socket-options SOCKETOPTIONS]
        [-n|--netbiosname NETBIOSNAME] [-W|--workgroup WORKGROUP]
        [-i|--scope SCOPE] [-U|--user USERNAME] [-N|--no-pass] [-k|--kerberos]
        [-A|--authentication-file FILE] [-S|--sign

...or whatever I tried with -I, it didn't work...

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