|LMHOSTS(5)||File Formats and Conventions||LMHOSTS(5)|
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.
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. # 126.96.36.199 TESTPC 188.8.131.52 NTSERVER#20 184.108.40.206 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.