Basically because Netbios is a broadcast protocol and unroutable.  WINS is
the way around it since it will keep the name resolution database for all
hosts.

I think the Unix utilities work better than Windows because they may have
the mentality of adding Netbios to IP, whereas Windows is more of add IP to
netbios.  My own personal theory.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Klement" <klemscot@klements.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 6:41 PM
Subject: RE: Samba in PASE environment


> Also make sure you're connecting from your LAN...  The NetBIOS protocol
> doesn't work well over an inter-networked connection without WINS servers,
> etc.  Tho the Samba smbclient doesn't have problems, Windows clients do.
> (At least, Win98 and Win95 do...)






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