multiple nmbds domains workgroups

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Mon Sep 17 18:34:02 GMT 2001

I've just looked over our discussion on this from the time (from
1996!) and the idea of tying the workgroup to a netbios alias was
indeed raised - I'd forgotten about that solution. 

It looks like we didn't have a really good solution to the *SMBSERVER
and NBT node status problems (remember MS was pushing the horrible
idea finding the netbios name for an IP by looking for the first type
0x20 name in a node status response on name '*'). I suspect these
problems wouldn't be major show stoppers in practice because the
browse synchronisation process is unlikely to trigger such atrocities.

It's probably not worth pursuing this now with the port 445 change and
lack of the session request, but we probably could have made it work
OK at the time.

Cheers, Tridge

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