Troubleshooting LMHOSTS Name Resolution Issues

ID: Q180099

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When you attempt to load the contents of an Lmhosts file into the NetBIOS Remote Cache Name Table using the Nbtstat -R command, you may notice that the entries are not loading. You can view this by using the Nbtstat -c command.


The Lmhosts file is very specific in its required syntax and may be incorrectly formatted.


To troubleshoot this issue, use the following:

Keywords          : kbnetwork kbtshoot win95 ntnetserv nttcp NTSrvWkst 
Version           : WinNT:3.5,3.51,4.0;Windows:95
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbprb

Last Reviewed: April 21, 1999