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NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)

Posted by jpluimers on 2010/11/19

I always forget this, so here is the source on why NETBIOS names cannot be longer than 15 characters in a Microsoft environment:

Microsoft, however, limits NetBIOS names to 15 characters and uses the 16th character as a NetBIOS suffix.

–jeroen

via NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name).

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