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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

lmhosts (5)

Name

lmhosts - The Samba NetBIOS hosts file

Synopsis

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

Description

File Formats and Conventions                                        LMHOSTS(5)



NAME
       lmhosts - The Samba NetBIOS hosts file

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

FILE 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 digits.

                  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.
           #
           192.9.200.1    TESTPC
           192.9.200.20   NTSERVER#20
           192.9.200.21   SAMBASERVER

       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.

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

VERSION
       This man page is part of version 4.9.3 of the Samba suite.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | service/network/samba |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile              |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       smbclient(1), smb.conf(5), and smbpasswd(8)

AUTHOR
       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.



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       https://download.samba.org/pub/samba/stable/samba-4.9.3.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.samba.org/.



Samba 4.9.3                       01/24/2019                        LMHOSTS(5)