WINS and international netbios names
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Fri Mar 30 05:04:21 GMT 2001
> Well I'm pretty sure it's a bug in the NT WINS server. I can
> watch the WINS request for machine A be sent to machine A (it's
> also the WINS server) and the response comes back negative!!!
> I was curious if anyone else had seen this problem and whether
> there was a workaround.
I haven't seen it, but I haven't looked.
> PS: What's NBNS?
NetBIOS Nameservice Server. WINS is just an example of an NBNS. RFC
1001/1002 define three services and two servers. The services are:
- NetBIOS Name Service
- NetBIOS Datagram Distribution Service
- NetBIOS Session Service
The servers defined are:
- the NBNS
- the NBDD
The NBNS is what we commonly call WINS (because Microsoft's NBNS is called
WINS, for Windows Internet Name Server--a very misguided name). Microsoft
never bothered to implement an NBDD, which breaks a lot of things.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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