workgroup character name

Kerry Koppert k.koppert at
Mon Nov 6 20:41:03 GMT 2000

Why is changing the workgroup name to 15 characters not an option? In fact it is a requirement.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Gavin Morris 
  To: samba at 
  Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 6:00 AM
  Subject: workgroup character name

  Hello all,

  I have run into a problem with the 15 character restriction that NETBIOS places on a name.  My workgroup name is 16 characters, but my windows clients will only acknowledge a workgroup name of 15 characters.  Changing the workgroup name from 16 to 15 characters is not an option.

  Does anyone know of any config parameter that I can use as an alias to identify my workgroup name?

  Gavin Morris
  gavin at
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