A quick note, if you would like your Linux machine to lookup other machines using NetBIOS names (sometimes a.k.a. Windows host names) then all you have to do is change /etc/nsswitch.conf and add ‘wins’ to the ‘hosts’ line. Your ‘hosts’ line will look something like “hosts : files wins dns”. Enjoy!
Looking up Hostnames using WINS
This entry was published on Tuesday, March 6, 2007