NetBIOS Names Resolution

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Bob Simon, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. Bob Simon

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    bob1 is an XP host ( that I use as a print server. My
    notebook ( is connected to this network via a wireless
    router. NetBIOS broadcasts are blocked by the router so I added the
    following line to the LMHOSTS file, which preloads the name cache so
    the notebook knows how to reach the print server: bob1 #PRE

    My wife has a Macintosh notebook with working wireless network
    connectivity except that I don't know how to set it up to access the
    print server. OS X is based on unix and supports "Windows Printing".
    How is NetBIOS names resolution handled in linux? Is this SMB? Is
    there anything equivalent to the Windows lmhosts file?
    Bob Simon, Aug 5, 2004
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