Normally, the nbtstat -R program loads the contents of this file into the TCP/IP NetBIOS name cache as part of the TCP/IP NetBIOS startup procedure.
The IP_address field must be given in dotted decimal notation.
The NetBIOS_name field can contain up to 16 characters that identify the remote client or server system and must match the NetBIOS name of the remote system. For special applications, represent non-printable characters as hexadecimal values using the notation ``\0xnn'', and enclose the entire field in double quotes. Pad the name with blanks to position the special character correctly.
The ``#'' character normally delimits the start of a comment
except when it is used to start an expression of the form
#DOM:domain_name''. This is used to identify a
server system that is part of a domain or NetBIOS group.
184.108.40.206 sserv #DOM:london # London - sales server 220.127.116.11 accnts #DOM:london # London - accounts server 18.104.22.168 client1 # Remote client 22.214.171.124 client2 # Remote client 126.96.36.199 sales #DOM:chicago # Chicago - sales server 188.8.131.52 mktg #DOM:chicago # Chicago - marketing server 184.108.40.206 "vtpserv \0x73" # Special application