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LMHOSTS(5)									       LMHOSTS(5)

       lmhosts - The Samba NetBIOS hosts file

       lmhosts is the  Samba NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file.

       This file is part of the  Samba suite.

       lmhosts	is  the  Samba NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file. It is very similar to the
       /etc/hosts file format, except that the hostname component must correspond to the  NetBIOS
       naming format.

       It is an ASCII file containing one line for NetBIOS name.  The two fields on each line are
       separated from each other by white space. Any entry beginning with '#'  is  ignored.  Each
       line in the lmhosts file contains the following information :

       o IP Address - in dotted decimal format.

       o NetBIOS  Name	-  This  name  format  is  a maximum fifteen character host name, with an
	 optional trailing '#' character followed by the NetBIOS name  type  as  two  hexadecimal

	 If  the trailing '#' is omitted then the given IP address will be returned for all names
	 that match the given name, whatever the NetBIOS name type in the lookup.

       An example follows :

       # Sample Samba lmhosts file.

       Contains three IP to NetBIOS name mappings. The first and third will be returned  for  any
       queries for the names "TESTPC" and "SAMBASERVER" respectively, whatever the type component
       of the NetBIOS name requested.

       The second mapping will be returned only when the "0x20" name type for a  name  "NTSERVER"
       is queried. Any other name type will not be resolved.

       The  default  location  of  the	lmhosts file is in the same directory as the smb.conf(5)>

       This man page is correct for version 2.2 of the Samba suite.

	and  smbpasswd(8)

       The original Samba software and related utilities were created by Andrew  Tridgell.  Samba
       is  now developed by the Samba Team as an Open Source project similar to the way the Linux
       kernel is developed.

       The original Samba man pages were written by Karl Auer.	The man page  sources  were  con-
       verted  to  YODL  format  (another  excellent  piece of Open Source software, available at
       ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/ <URL:ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/>) and updated for the
       Samba  2.0  release by Jeremy Allison. The conversion to DocBook for Samba 2.2 was done by
       Gerald Carter

					 19 November 2002			       LMHOSTS(5)
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