alias nbtstat='nmblookup -S -U <server> -R'

simple nbtstat -a equivalent/alias for linux (uses nmblookup)

it's a mixed environment where I work, and since we still use WINS services, this is often a quick and dirty way for me to obtain a mac-address for a hostname. please note that nmblookup is part of the samba suite. Just another one of those nearly useless commands that is super cool when and only when you need it.
Sample Output
$ nbtstat bradyr
querying bradyr on x.x.x.x
y.y.y.y bradyr<00>
Looking up status of y.y.y.y
	YCCD            <00> - <GROUP> P <ACTIVE> 
	BRADYR          <00> -         P <ACTIVE> 
	BRADYR          <20> -         P <ACTIVE> 

	MAC Address = aa-bb-cc-dd-ee-ff-gg

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By: bradyr
2011-05-19 18:56:37

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