NetBIOS-less SMB on port 445?

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Sun Jan 30 02:42:56 GMT 2000

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at> wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Jan 2000, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> > However, this NetBIOS-less SMB stuff is a major loss, as you can no
> > do virtual servers.
> i xxxxing told microsoft about this and they xxxing refused to listen.
> > Samba virtual servers are neat and have lots of uses.

That capability is reserved for the Microsoft Enterprise Edition when
cluster server is installed.

Notice the price difference in this product from the standard Server prices.

If the base server could do the virtual server stuff, it could hurt sales of
the Enterprise edition, since normal servers could be arranged in a hot
standby configuration, with no failover of a disk farm needed.

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