[Samba] wins: no nmblookup on but

Florian Götz f.goetz at hs-mannheim.de
Wed Oct 24 01:22:08 MDT 2012

Hi Plamen,

my server runs SLES 11 SP2 x64 with a 3.0.38 kernel.
I use a bonding interface (bond0 with 2x GB Ethernet) for samba traffic 
and a second bond (bond1, 4x GB Ethernet) for DRBD sync purposes.
So this detail is kinda different to the usual setup with 1 interface, 
but it should not be the source of the problem I hope. Bonding interface 
should work with samba as far as I read on google.

Regards Flo

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
Florian Götz


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Am 23.10.2012 18:05, schrieb Пламен Петров:
> На 23.10.2012 г. 17:25, Florian Götz написа:
>> Got the same problem here with Samba 3.6.8.
>> If you address the the interface directly I get an answer from
>> nmblookup, if the request is done via broadcast I get none.
>> Please let me know if you find a solution to that problem.
>> Regards
>> Florian Götz
>> Am 14.10.2012 11:06, schrieb Rieker Flaik:
>>> Hi,
>>>   here is a client computer and a server computer (Debian Wheezy, 
>>> armel,
>>> samba Version 3.6.6, IP address:, Name: xyz).
>>> Problem: wins doesn't answer nmblookups by the client on the broadcast
>>> address:
>>> client$ nmblookup -S xyz
>>> querying xyz on
>>> name_query failed to find name xyz
>>> Why is that so? How to fix this?
> Hello, Rieker and Florian!
> I was wondering what version of the linux kernel are you running?
> I had a situation, where a bunch of Windows XP machines would not see 
> their SAMBA server when looked up by Netbios name after I upgraded the 
> linux kernel from 3.5.6 to 3.6.2. My solution was to revert back to 
> the linux 3.5.x series, but now the 3.5.x series is officially dead [1].
> If the SAMBA server was called by IP, a la "\\\" - the 
> windows PCs would see the SAMBA server without problem.
> The setup I have is somewhat specific, though, as the SAMBA server has 
> 3 NICs total, and routes traffic to the two subnets it feeds internet 
> and SAMBA, among other services. The config file I use forces SAMBA to 
> bind only to the 2 site local network interfaces, if that plays a role.
> Because mine is a production setup, I couldn't play with it and look 
> for where the problem is. So I just switched back to the known good 
> kernel and called it a day.
> My SAMBA version is 3.6.8.
> [1] http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/1375014
> P.S. I sent this e-mail earlier, but perhaps you did not receive it 
> because I was not subscribed to the list. Sorry if you are recieving 
> it twice.

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