NetBIOS Name Syntax
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Mon Jan 8 17:13:45 GMT 2001
> When I first setup my network I used a WORKGROUP name of MILKY WAY
> and every one was happy.
> Then as I expanded I think it was an NT4 machine that I added and it was not
> So I had to change it to MILKY_WAY.
Yes, I found this too. This is because NT4 wants NetBIOS names to map to
DNS names. I *think* you can bypass this if you really want to, but it
will cause NT to be annoyed. W2K, I think, doesn't allow it at all.
Note that NT4 does allow an underscore, even though this is not the
preferred DNS syntax. There's an interesting political war going on
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