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Re: [K12OSN] Windows 98 Username Length



I believe that Netbios has a 16 character limit.  However, the 16th character 
has a special meaning (e.g. a hex value that specifies a domain controller).  Do 
not use usernames longer than 15 characters if you want Win9x to work correctly. 
(password length is similarly restricted) This is actually a limitation in NT as 
well, and is probably related to the Netbios restriction.  This same issue 
arises with sharing printers or other resources (mapped drives) which use 
Netbios.

Sincerely,
Dave Hopkins
Newark Charter School
Newark Delaware
> Hi Martin,
> 
> >From memory 11 or 15. 
> 
> I ran into the problem when I had a user with a login name 1 character
> over the limit. Logins wouldn't work in Samba but would in Linux.
> 
> HTH
> Bert
> 
> On Wed, 2004-03-10 at 23:48, Martin Stevens wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am using samba on k12ltsp for our windows networks, 
> > 
> > Just a quick question, does anyone know what the maximum username length
> > is on Windows 98 and/or Windows 2000
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Martin Stevens
> > 
> > 
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