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LMHOSTS(5)							    LMHOSTS(5)

       lmhosts - The Samba NetBIOS hosts file

       lmhosts is the samba(7) NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file.

       This file is part of the samba(7) 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 con‐
       tains the following information:

       ·  IP Address - in dotted decimal format.

       ·  NetBIOS Name - This name format is a maximum fifteen character  host
	  name,	 with  an optional trailing '#' character followed by the Net‐
	  BIOS name type as two hexadecimal digits.

	  If the trailing '#' is omitted then the given	 IP  address  will  be
	  returned  for all names that match the given name, whatever the Net‐
	  BIOS 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) file.

       lmhosts is loaded from the configuration	 directory.  This  is  usually
       /etc/samba or /usr/local/samba/lib.

       This man page is correct for version 3.0 of the Samba suite.

       smbclient(1), smb.conf(5), 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 converted to YODL format (another excellent piece of  Open
       Source	software,   available  atftp://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. The conversion to Doc‐
       Book XML 4.2 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.


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