NetBIOS-free SMB protocol on port 445 in Windows 2000/XP
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Thu Aug 30 15:56:19 GMT 2001
No, my gripe is against using DNS names and IP addresses to identify
NetBIOS services. Port 445 gets rid of the NBT (NetBIOS over TCP layer)
so DNS is appropriate.
> > Hi,
> > Yesterday a friend forwarded to me this URL at Microsoft:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q204/2/79.ASP
> > It is about support in Windows 2000/XP for running SMB for
> > file and printer sharing over port 445, with no overhead of
> > NetBIOS.
> > 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.
> "Standardizing name resolution on DNS for file and printer sharing."
> I guess Chris H is not quite happy with that one ;)
> I wonder if the basic TCP/IP stacks needs some updates as well ?
> Ulf Bertilsson
> Amiga Samba Team
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