NetBIOS Names (Was: Re: Directory listing in

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Tue Jan 2 17:03:35 GMT 2001

On Sat, 30 Dec 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> One question...  It says:

> >   - Any character less than a space (0x20)

> Does that mean that a space is allowed *within* a NetBIOS name?  I know
> spaces are specified for use as trailing padding, but is "HI THERE" a 
> valid NetBIOS name?

I've seen spaces used within NetBIOS names.  Windows seems to have no problems
either declaring such names or accessing them.  smbclient just needs a little
more coaxing from the commandline to escape the spaces. :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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