Steve Langasek vorlon at
Fri Sep 29 20:31:17 GMT 2000

On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> > On the contrary, on a Windows system, I've seen a netbios name typed into a
> > browser window pull up the expected (or unexpected) website on the local
> > network.  This is certainly a bad idea, both on the part of the implementors
> > who tied NetBIOS resolution into the system in this fashion and on the part of
> > those publicizing their netbios name as a URL, but there it is.

> There has been talk of a CIFS:// (oh, what is that called) thingy.

> Do-able.

And URL stands for *Universal* resource locator.  There's nothing universal
about using Netbios names..

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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