Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Dec 28 03:55:32 GMT 2000
Kevin Colby wrote:
> I think that NT machine names may contain a period, which is unfortunate,
> because the clearly analogous syntax would be:
> Just to check, that is the case, right?
As of W/NT4 Windows started interpreting the dot to mean that the name was
a DNS name rather than a NetBIOS name. So, the dot is no longer allowed
in a NetBIOS name though other implementations allow it.
If the URI syntax allows a dot in the NetBIOS name, then we will need
another mechanism to distinguish scope.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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