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LMHOSTS(5)		 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	4.13.8 of the Samba suite.

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.

Samba 4.13.8			  04/26/2021			    LMHOSTS(5)

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