Kevin Colby kevinc at
Thu Dec 28 23:08:10 GMT 2000

Steve Langasek wrote:
> If a machine on a remote subnet registers the server name BLEE with the
> WINS server, and a machine on the local subnet declares itself the LMB
> for workgroup BLEE, then I believe existing clients will be able to ignore
> the conflict and see both workgroup BLEE and server BLEE.

I have to side with "blame a bad network", but because of this scenario,
I think it would better to "prefer" the server name when in doubt.
(Look up #20 first and only use #1D failing that.)  Contacting a specific
server/share (a "must") should outweigh the ability to browse a poorly
named workgroup (a "user convenience").

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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