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Old 09-12-2010, 07:50 PM   #1
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Host name and Netbios name

I just have started configure samba on Centos 5.5 server.
What's the different about host name and netbiosname?
Old 09-12-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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The hostname is what Linux uses internally, and the NetBIOS name is what will be reported by Samba to Windows clients. They could be the same thing (and by default would be), but you can change the NetBIOS name from within the smb.conf with the "netbios name =" parameter.


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