Netbios name resolving for ping and other software (rdesktop,..)
koitsu at freebsd.org
Mon Feb 18 17:25:24 UTC 2008
On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 05:53:42PM +0100, gvm999 wrote:
> I want to be able to resolve Netbios names without the use of /etc/hosts nor
> a DNS server.
> However I cant get it to work.
> Cat /etc/nsswitch.conf
> hosts: files wins winbind bcast dns
This won't work, because FreeBSD does not understand source types
"wins", "winbind", nor "bcast". See the nsswitch.conf manpage for
details regarding what sources are actually accepted.
Sounds like Linux has this capability, which is why it works there.
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