This file is part of the Sambasuite.
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 :
IP Address - in dotted decimal format.
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 :
# 188.8.131.52 TESTPC 184.108.40.206 NTSERVER#20 220.127.116.11 SAMBASERVER
Contains three IP to NetBIOS name mappings. The first and third will be returned for any queries for the names
The second mapping will be returned only when the
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.