wins.dat and non-ASCII netbios names

Alexander Bokovoy ab at
Sat Jan 29 14:50:37 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 09:03:11PM +0100, Volker Lendecke wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 26, 2005 at 04:54:01PM +0100, Bjoern JACKE wrote:
> > - store everything as it is now but store it base64 coded when 
> > non-ASCII or otherhow broken
> I'm not really an expert on i18n, but to me this seems best. Just literally
> take the stuff from the net excluding the type field and store it 1:1 in
> wins.dat if possible. Anything that smells funny should be base64 encoded.
I'd say that everything needs to be encoded with base64 as this allows to
streamline overall logic. AFAIR, we don't publicly encourage direct
manipulations with wins.dat.

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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