[Samba] Workgroup name too long
durwin at mgtsciences.com
durwin at mgtsciences.com
Wed Feb 25 15:06:27 MST 2015
samba-bounces at lists.samba.org wrote on 02/25/2015 02:51:28 PM:
> From: Reindl Harald <h.reindl at thelounge.net>
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Date: 02/25/2015 02:52 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Workgroup name too long
> Sent by: samba-bounces at lists.samba.org
> Am 25.02.2015 um 22:48 schrieb Miguel Medalha:
> >> I have searched for this and the solutions I found were for instances
> >> where the workgroup name *was* too long. However, my workgroup name
> >> *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
> > from.
> >> This is the same for every Samba server. Each machine will show
> >> message for the other servers but not itself. MachineA will show
> >> for B and C, but not A. MachineB will show message for A and C but
> > I can count 17 characters...
> here you go:
I understand the limit is 15. However, in the case I included, the count
is only 7.
I did *not* add the spaces nor the ending character (I assume it is some
character). The line below is straight from smb.conf
workgroup = pegasus
All the machines I am referring to are Fedora.
> > According to Microsoft:
> > "The NetBIOS naming convention allows for 16 characters in a NetBIOS
> > Microsoft, however, limits NetBIOS names to 15 characters and uses the
> > 16th character as a NetBIOS suffix. "
> > and
> > "All NetBIOS names are 16 characters in length. A NetBIOS suffix is
> > 16th character of the 16-character NetBIOS name. The NetBIOS suffix is
> > used by Microsoft Networking software to identify functionality
> > on the registered device. "
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163409
> > Names are padded with spaces to 15 bytes, plus the NetBIOS suffix in
> > 16th byte
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