multiple nmbd claiming the same netbios name?

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Fri Jul 26 19:24:59 GMT 2002

Simo Sorce wrote:
> it is simply not possible that multiple nmbd have the same name
> netbios dictate that a machine have to defend it's name and if
> everything works correctly only one machine (or better said ethernet
> interface) should have a name.

I am not sure of the mechanism, but it is possible for a multiple 
machines to share a netbios alias, in addition to their own name.

The Advanced Server (Pathworks) product for OpenVMS has that capability 
and does not require special clients to take advantage of this.

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