Samba 2.2.1a as PDC has Netbios name (Servername<00> not <1b>)

Hans-Jürgen Brand hans-juergen.brand at
Fri Jan 4 02:33:02 GMT 2002

 I try to setup Samba 2.2.1a on Suse 7.3 Kernel 2.4.10-4GB.

Here is my smb.conf:

        workgroup = WHG1
        netbios name = gateway
        interfaces =
        password level = 4
        logon script = logon.bat
        domain logons = Yes
        os level = 100
        preferred master = yes
        domain master = yes
        local master = yes
        encrypt passwords = yes
        security = user
        status = yes
        read only = No
#       short preserve case = No
        share modes = no
        locking = No
        logon drive = Z:

        comment = NETLOGON service
        path = /etc/samba/scripts/login
        read only = Yes

        comment = Home directories for CHIPSNDIPS domain users
        path = %H
        valid users = %S
        create mask = 0600
        directory mask = 0700
        browseable = No

If I try to logon form a Win98 client I got an error message
"Ungueltiger Parameter" (sorry for the German expression (not allowed

If I use nmblookup:

linux:/etc/samba # nmblookup gateway#1b
querying gateway on
name_query failed to find name gateway#1b

linux:/etc/samba # nmblookup gateway#00
querying gateway on gateway<00>

I got these results, but why?

My network has only a Linux(Samba)Server and Win98 and Win2000Pro

Thanks a lot


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