Win32 gethostbyaddr() does NetBIOS query?

Andrew Tridgell tridge at
Fri Oct 2 12:30:11 GMT 1998

> On a different mailing list, the suggestion was posted that the Windows
> version of gethostbyaddr() will send a NetBIOS query to the address to try
> and get the NetBIOS name before doing a DNS lookup.  A few folks have
> written in to support this claim with empirical evidence (no sniffer
> traces yet, I'm 'fraid). 

yes, this does happen. Remind me to give you a demo of it next week.

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