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SMB Authentication and username shortcut
Authored by: jdera on Jun 22, '04 10:37:52AM

I have a hard time following exactly what this hint is trying to say. An SMB workgroup listing contains the names of its hosts, not its users. The host name has very little to do with the valid usernames on a given machine. I'm not quite sure what correlation this tip is trying to convey.



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SMB Authentication and username shortcut
Authored by: Durandal on Jun 22, '04 11:07:58AM

Yeah ... I have no idea what this guy is talking about. Usernames and NetBIOS names are completely different entities. OS X just fills in the local login name when one isn't specified.

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SMB Authentication and username shortcut
Authored by: hamarkus on Jun 22, '04 03:42:03PM

My guess as to what he meant, is that for (Windows) servers which you can log into (i.e. whose shares you can mount) without having to supply a password but only a valid username, you can use the NETBIOS name as a valid username, so you don't have to know or look up somewhere a valid username.

This is the only thing I can conclude from this hint but I'm sceptical that this is what she or he meant (if there is any meaning to be found at all) since I find it weird that you set up a computer to require a username but not a password and that the NETBIOS name can be used as a valid username.



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