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
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.
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
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 of the Samba suite.
smbclient(1), smb.conf(5), and smbpasswd(8)
Samba 4.3 05/23/2019 LMHOSTS(5)
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