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Jean Francois Micouleau Jean-Francois.Micouleau at
Mon Sep 27 17:48:50 GMT 1999

On Tue, 28 Sep 1999, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> Very few people know much about replication in WINS.  There is little (or
> no) documentation.  A while back I posted the rumor that port 42 was being
> used.  That was later verified by Jean Francois.  He's done some more
> research, but I don't know how far he's gotten. 

I've gotten as far as ... I need some more traces to compare to what I
have :-)

More seriously the protocol doesn't look *so* complex. There is only 2 or
3 packet query types. One is an array of netbios names/ip addr pair being
pushed or pulled (easy to decode). The other one contains timestamps and
the last replication number (more complex to decode).


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