machine names same as usernames -> problems... -- here's a "real world" NetBIOS clusterfsck ...

Bryan J. Smith b.j.smith at
Thu Feb 6 21:19:23 GMT 2003

Quoting Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at>:
> These are different.  The $ termination is a NT suffix, that NT adds
> to it's machine accounts.  The netbios issues are separate.  (And as any
> user may add a netbios name to the network, Samba really isn't in a
> position to prevent this from occurring).

Okay, nix what I said in the first part of that paragraph.

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