[Samba] Workgroup name too long
miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Wed Feb 25 14:48:13 MST 2015
> I have searched for this and the solutions I found were for instances
> where the workgroup name *was* too long. However, my workgroup name is
> *not* too long. The spaces between PEGASUS and ^[ are part of the
> message, I did not add them. If you count them there are 16 total
> including ending ^[. I can't figure out where the spaces are coming
> This is the same for every Samba server. Each machine will show this
> message for the other servers but not itself. MachineA will show message
> for B and C, but not A. MachineB will show message for A and C but not B.
I can count 17 characters...
According to Microsoft:
"The NetBIOS naming convention allows for 16 characters in a NetBIOS name.
Microsoft, however, limits NetBIOS names to 15 characters and uses the
16th character as a NetBIOS suffix. "
"All NetBIOS names are 16 characters in length. A NetBIOS suffix is the
16th character of the 16-character NetBIOS name. The NetBIOS suffix is
used by Microsoft Networking software to identify functionality installed
on the registered device. "
Names are padded with spaces to 15 bytes, plus the NetBIOS suffix in the
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