[Samba] WINS replications

Bruno Guerreiro bruno.guerreiro at ine.pt
Wed May 10 07:53:46 GMT 2006

I've noticed that if I remove the "socket address =" and the issue a recursive unicast nmblookup it works. 
In fact from the nmblookup man page

-R     Set  the  recursion  desired  bit  in the packet to do a recursive lookup. This is used when sending a name query to a machine running a WINS server and the user wishes to query the names in the WINS server. If this bit is unset the normal (broadcast responding)  NetBIOS  processing code on a machine is used instead. See RFC1001, RFC1002 for details.

[root at hor-lnx01 ~]# nmblookup -U wins-hor -R hor-lnx01
added interface ip= bcast= nmask=
Socket opened.
querying hor-lnx01 on
Got a positive name query response from ( ) hor-lnx01<00>
[root at hor-lnx01 ~]#

Finally got a wins replication + dns dynamic update working like a charm :-)

Best regards,
Bruno Guerreiro

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gémes Géza [mailto:geza at kzsdabas.sulinet.hu] 
> Sent: terça-feira, 9 de Maio de 2006 17:57
> To: Bruno Guerreiro
> Cc: samba
> Subject: Re: [Samba] WINS replications
> I have a similar setup (different ip's) and I've found out, 
> that nmblookup works for any box, except from the 
> samba+samba4wins box itself. Unfortunately I have no idea why.
> Cheers,
> Geza

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