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<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1"><title>lmhosts</title><link rel="stylesheet" href="../samba.css" type="text/css"><meta name="generator" content="DocBook XSL Stylesheets V1.75.2"></head><body bgcolor="white" text="black" link="#0000FF" vlink="#840084" alink="#0000FF"><div class="refentry" title="lmhosts"><a name="lmhosts.5"></a><div class="titlepage"></div><div class="refnamediv"><h2>Name</h2><p>lmhosts &#8212; The Samba NetBIOS hosts file</p></div><div class="refsynopsisdiv" title="Synopsis"><h2>Synopsis</h2><p><code class="filename">lmhosts</code> is the <a class="citerefentry" href="samba.7.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">samba</span>(7)</span></a> NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="DESCRIPTION"><a name="id266346"></a><h2>DESCRIPTION</h2><p>This file is part of the <a class="citerefentry" href="samba.7.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">samba</span>(7)</span></a> suite.</p><p><code class="filename">lmhosts</code> is the <span class="emphasis"><em>Samba
	</em></span> NetBIOS name to IP address mapping file.  It 
	is very similar to the <code class="filename">/etc/hosts</code> file 
	format, except that the hostname component must correspond 
	to the NetBIOS naming format.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="FILE FORMAT"><a name="id266838"></a><h2>FILE FORMAT</h2><p>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:</p><div class="itemizedlist"><ul class="itemizedlist" type="disc"><li class="listitem"><p>IP Address - in dotted decimal format.</p></li><li class="listitem"><p>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.</p><p>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.</p></li></ul></div><p>An example follows:
</p><pre class="programlisting">
#
# Sample Samba lmhosts file.
#
192.9.200.1	TESTPC
192.9.200.20	NTSERVER#20
192.9.200.21	SAMBASERVER
</pre><p>
	</p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p>The default location of the <code class="filename">lmhosts</code> file 
	is in the same directory as the <a class="citerefentry" href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a> file.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="FILES"><a name="id265703"></a><h2>FILES</h2><p>lmhosts is loaded from the configuration directory. This is 
		usually <code class="filename">/etc/samba</code> or <code class="filename">/usr/local/samba/lib</code>.
	</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="VERSION"><a name="id265724"></a><h2>VERSION</h2><p>This man page is correct for version 3 of the Samba suite.</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="SEE ALSO"><a name="id265734"></a><h2>SEE ALSO</h2><p><a class="citerefentry" href="smbclient.1.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbclient</span>(1)</span></a>, <a class="citerefentry" href="smb.conf.5.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smb.conf</span>(5)</span></a>, and <a class="citerefentry" href="smbpasswd.8.html"><span class="citerefentry"><span class="refentrytitle">smbpasswd</span>(8)</span></a>
	</p></div><div class="refsect1" title="AUTHOR"><a name="id265769"></a><h2>AUTHOR</h2><p>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.</p><p>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 at
	<a class="ulink" href="ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/" target="_top">
	ftp://ftp.icce.rug.nl/pub/unix/</a>) 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 DocBook
	XML 4.2 was done by Alexander Bokovoy.</p></div></div></body></html>