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When a gethostbyaddr() uses a NETBIOS Node Status Query to return the Machine Name of a device, it will return the first instance of the machine name that is registered as Unique [00h]. The order of the Unique <00> name registered can be viewed by running NBTSTAT -N at a command prompt.
Some services, other than the Workstation, that Register as Unique with the [00h] entry, will show up in the NETBIOS Node Status Query response as well as the Machine Name. These names can be returned by a gethostbyaddr() and can incorrectly identify the computer if they are listed first in the response above the Workstation Name entry.
Node IpAddress: [220.127.116.11] Scope Id:  NetBIOS Local Name Table Name Type Status -------------------------------------------------- IS~FARMER <00> UNIQUE Registered FARMER <00> UNIQUE Registered USA <00> GROUP Registered FARMER <03> UNIQUE Registered FARMER <20> UNIQUE Registered FARMER+++++++++ <BE> UNIQUE Registered INet~Services <1C> GROUP Registered TESTER <03> UNIQUE Registered
Stop and restart the service or services whose names are Registered as Unique [00h] above the Workstation Service entry in the NetBIOS Local Name Table.
Article ID: 154608 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 2.2
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