netibios name len
rsharpe at ns.aus.com
Thu Nov 21 17:18:01 GMT 2002
On Thu, 21 Nov 2002, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 03:17:05PM +0100, Paolo Abeni wrote:
> > hi there,
> > I had some troubles while configuring a samba printer. The "host"
> > component of the netbios resource name was longer than 15 bytes and my
> > smbclient (version 2.2.5) truncates the netbois host name at that
> > length.
> NetBIOS names are 16 bytes maximum, and Microsoft reserves the 16th byte
> for special use.
Hmmm, this makes it sound like Microsoft has some sort of evil intentions
When IBM (Barry Feigenbaum) designed the protocol back in '84, the 16th
byte was reserved as a type byte then.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
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