WINS and international netbios names
tpot at linuxcare.com.au
Fri Mar 30 00:22:17 GMT 2001
Christopher R. Hertel writes:
> > There's lots of information on the web which says "don't do that"
> > as netbios names should be able to be resolved as dns names. DNS
> > names are only allowed a range of 7-bit ascii characters.
> That's not true, I am afraid, for a variety of reasons.
> So... Most likey what you are seeing is a character set conversion
> problem or a bug in either Microsoft's WINS or our NBNS (which are you
> testing against?).
Well I'm pretty sure it's a bug in the NT WINS server. I can
watch the WINS request for machine A be sent to machine A (it's
also the WINS server) and the response comes back negative!!!
I was curious if anyone else had seen this problem and whether
there was a workaround.
PS: What's NBNS?
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