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Linux NetBIOS Lookup

To enable NetBIOS name lookup in Linux, simply edit /etc/nsswitch.conf and add wins to the hosts line. Before: hosts: files dns After: hosts: files dns wins Then install the winbind package. sudo apt-get install winbind You should now be able to address other machines on your LAN by their hostnames. Before: user@host:$ ping otherhost ping: unknown host otherhost After: user@host:$ ping otherhost PING otherhost ( 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from otherhost. Read more →