[Samba] Need Help Getting Windows XP To Use Samba Properly
smb_77 at chrissmith.org
Wed Dec 29 16:19:37 MST 2010
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 6:09 PM, Hodges, Robert CTR USAF AFMC 520
SMXS/MXDEC <robert.hodges.ctr at hill.af.mil> wrote:
> This is interesting, since we've had this working since the beginning (using hosts files anyway).
> Works great with Win2K and Samba: "Servername_Number"
When you break the rules they will eventually break you :)
Microsoft was late to the TCP/IP party so it's possible some things
fell through the cracks. Any reasonable Google search will have you
removing underscores in your hostnames.
"Do Not Use Extended Characters
Do not use extended characters in NetBIOS names, especially the
underscore ( _ ) and the period ( . ). The underscore character is
converted to a dash in DNS host names. For example, NTServer_1 becomes
NTServer-1, leading to failure of name resolution of a name that may,
in fact, be recorded in the DNS files."
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