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Samba Pocket Reference by Peter Kelly, David Collier-Brown, Robert Eckstein

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Samba Distribution Programs

This section lists the command-line options and subcommands provided by each of the executables in the Samba distribution.

nmblookup

nmblookup is a client program that exercises the NetBIOS-over-UDP/IP name service for resolving NBT machine names into IP addresses. The program works by broadcasting its queries on the local subnet until a machine with the specified name responds. You can think of it as a Windows nslookup(1) or dig(1). This is useful for looking up normal NetBIOS names as well as the odd ones, like _ _MSBROWSE_ _, that the Windows name services use to provide directory-like services. If you wish to query for a particular type of NetBIOS name, add the NetBIOS <type> to the end of the name.

The command line is:

nmblookup [options] name

The options supported are:

-A

Interprets name as an IP address and does a node-status query on this address.

-B broadcast_address

Sends the query to the given broadcast address. The default is to send the query to the broadcast address of the primary network interface.

-d debug_level

Sets the debug (sometimes called logging) level. The level can range from to 10. Debug level logs only the most important messages; level 1 is normal; and levels 3 and above are primarily for debugging and slow the program considerably.

-h

Prints command-line usage information for the program.

-i scope

Sets a NetBIOS scope identifier. Only machines with the same identifier will communicate with the server. The scope identifier was a predecessor ...

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