I think MS just did us (and themselves) a disservice.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Jan 10 22:13:39 GMT 2001

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> You're right, It also likes the IP in addition to the netbios name,
> I should have included that. But it won't let you redefine the name in
> but that's because it threats the IP as it's allowed netbios name as well.
> defining a name agains an IP which is _not_ the hostname will not work.

It allows the IP because, by choosing the IP, you force it to connect to 
the *SMBSERVER generic name rather than the specific name.  Note that the 
IP address is equivalent to using a DNS name.

I think that Richard hit the key in all of this.  It should be possible
for libsmbclient to establish a new connection and set up new credentials,
thus freeing libsmbclient from this restriction.  Is that correct,

Chris -)-----

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crh at nts.umn.edu              Networking and Telecommunications Services

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