NetBIOS-free SMB protocol on port 445 in Windows 2000/XP

Jay Ts jay at
Wed Aug 29 20:41:38 GMT 2001


Yesterday a friend forwarded to me this URL at Microsoft:

It is about support in Windows 2000/XP for running SMB for
file and printer sharing over port 445, with no overhead of

The question of course is, are the Samba Team aware of this,
and can it be supported in future versions of Samba?

The webpage says it is possible to set up a Win 2000/XP network to
only use the new protocol, and shut out SMB/NetBIOS networking on
ports 137-139 entirely.

- Jay Ts

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