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

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at
Thu Feb 6 22:06:42 GMT 2003

On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 17:28, Richard Sharpe wrote:

> When a workstation boots, it registers its workstation name as a NetBIOS 
> name. Indeed, it registers several types of NetBIOS names, including a 
> <00> name, a <03> name and, if you have enabled sharing, a <20> name.
> When a user tries to log on, the workstation also tries to register that 
> user's name as a NetBIOS name, with types of <00> and <03>. However, they 
> clash with the already registered machine names. SOL.
so i guess a doc patch is the way to go here...
see my original post for a proposal.

Bradley W. Langhorst <brad at>

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