[Samba] Workgroup name too long
durwin at mgtsciences.com
durwin at mgtsciences.com
Thu Feb 26 08:54:31 MST 2015
> From: schulz at adi.com (Thomas Schulz)
> To: durwin at mgtsciences.com, h.reindl at thelounge.net,
samba at lists.samba.org
> Date: 02/25/2015 07:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [Samba] Workgroup name too long
> >> 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
> >>>> where the workgroup name *was* too long. However, my workgroup
> > 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
> >>> from.
> >>>> 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...
> >> here you go:
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1175710#c10
> > I understand the limit is 15. However, in the case I included, the
> > is only 7.
> > I did *not* add the spaces nor the ending character (I assume it is
> > control
> > character). The line below is straight from smb.conf
> > workgroup = pegasus
> I wonder if perhaps there is a control character at the end of that line
> that does not show up if you print it out. Try deleting that line and
> typing it back in.
Thank you, I did as you suggested but it had no effect. The odd
is, no matter how short I make the name, it will always show up padded
spaces and ending with a control character. I tried a 2 character name
it still showed as space padded. I think the 's' at end is a control
character. The lines below are from the same machine. I do not
why there is nothing after 'Truncating to'.
[2015/02/26 08:38:01.179938, 0]
name_to_nstring: workgroup name PEGASUS s too long. Truncating to
[2015/02/26 08:38:01.180693, 0]
name_to_nstring: workgroup name FEDORA64BIT s too long. Truncating to
[2015/02/26 08:38:01.180790, 0]
name_to_nstring: workgroup name THEPHOENIX s too long. Truncating to
> > All the machines I am referring to are Fedora.
> > Thank you.
> >>> 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
> >>> 16th character as a NetBIOS suffix. "
> >>> and
> >>> "All NetBIOS names are 16 characters in length. A NetBIOS suffix is
> > the
> >>> 16th character of the 16-character NetBIOS name. The NetBIOS suffix
> >>> used by Microsoft Networking software to identify functionality
> > installed
> >>> on the registered device. "
> >>> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163409
> >>> Names are padded with spaces to 15 bytes, plus the NetBIOS suffix in
> > the
> >>> 16th byte
> Tom Schulz
> Applied Dynamics Intl.
> schulz at adi.com
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