WINS and international netbios names
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Fri Mar 30 05:09:55 GMT 2001
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> > PS: What's NBNS?
> NetBIOS Name Service -- another way of saying WINS
Well... The NetBIOS Name Service includes 'B' mode activity, which is
accomplished without the existance of a server. In the RFCs, the term
NBNS refers to the server (as you correctly point out). The server is
only needed for P and M mode activity (and H mode, though H mode was added
by Microsoft after the RFCs were published).
So, being pedantic (it's what I do best!), the service as a whole is the
NetBIOS Name Service, and the server required for cross-subnet name
resolution is the NBNS, or NetBIOS Name Service Server.
The terminology is not the best, but I like "NBNS" better than "WINS".
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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