[Samba] Ubuntu, ping host by its NetBios name (Samba from sources) !

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Sat Sep 3 21:28:21 UTC 2016

On Sat, 3 Sep 2016 23:09:05 +0300
"CpServiceSPb . via samba" <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> I have built from sources Samba4 4.4.4 version operation at Ubuntu
> 14.04 x64.
> There are three daemons are started: nmbd, smbd, winbindd.
> I excluded 'dns' from /etc/nsswitch.conf, 'host' line and added
> 'wins' . When I try ping some of Lan host by NetBios, I get ping:
> unknown host xxxxxx.
> So, how is to make possible to ping host at Ubuntu 14.04 by NetBios
> name which can be resolved by broadcast and if this type of resolving
> doesn' t do resolution, then switch to Samba4 wins ?

I don't think what you are trying to do will work and I also don't
think you need to do it. You are trying to ping by the machines netbios
name using wins, the machine netbios name is also the machines
hostname, so by replacing 'wins' with 'dns' the ping will work, so why


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