Gerald Carter gcarter at
Thu Dec 28 04:00:22 GMT 2000

"Christopher R. Hertel" wrote:
> 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.

Just for fun, try adding a machine to a domain using the 
IP address as the netbios name :-)  

Cheers, jerry
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