NT Server with 2 names
Posted on 2000-03-23
recently I found an astonishing server where someone managed to assign the server two (!) NETBIOS names.
Net view \\name1 and net view \\name2 both reveal the same share list, and I can net use drives from the server with either name and always get the desired drive mappings. Convenient.
Technically spoken the server does own the NETBIOS names name1 <20> and name2 <20>.
Now I wonder how one managed to register name2 <20>.
Details: no WINS, DNS, Hosts or LMHosts tables are involved. The server does have IP and IPX installed, but mainly IPX is used to communicate. I thought that probably the NET NAME command had been used, but could not find a way to make NET NAME register a name <20> entry (it does make <03> (Messenger) name registrations).
Who can tell me how the second name has been patched into the NETBIOS name table on that server?