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Re: [opensuse] querying the default samba setup for suse 11
On Sun, 18 Oct 2009, Rajko M. wrote:

On Sunday 18 October 2009 05:59:57 Robert P. J. Day wrote:
On Sun, 18 Oct 2009, Michael S. Dunsavage wrote:
in /etc/hosts make sure points to sles11

i added that, but it appeared to make no difference, ...

Is there difference when firewall is off?

argh. yes, there is. i really should have thought of that. but
let me clarify something.

originally, this worked:

# nmblookup -A

from that same host. now, i removed this line from /etc/hosts: sles11

and, after stopping the firewall, this works:

# nmblookup sles11
querying sles11 on sles11<00>

so, from the above, i'm assuming that the name resolution is being
handled by a netbios broadcast request on the local network, and it is
the same host that is answering its own request.

and since i don't assign "sles11" as the official netbios name in
smb.conf, i assume that netbios is using the regular hostname as the
netbios name. does all that make sense?


Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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