DHCP Doc Patch
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed May 9 18:50:07 GMT 2001
> > The paragraph suggests running NetBIOS over TCP/IP *and* NetBEUI at the
> > same on the same machine. This breaks stuff. Binding NetBIOS to multiple
> > transports can cause browser election storms, phantom services, and other
> > trouble.
> No, I suggest running only NetBIOS over TCP/IP (actually, John Terpstra
> does in the original docs), but if the NetBIOS scope isn't properly
> initialized, browsing doesn't work *unless* you use both (and then, yes,
> it probably will break other things
Which is why I suggest removing the reference to NetBEUI in that section.
Reading that section alone *does* sound as though you are suggesting
running both transports.
> - I've just noticed that browsing
> works with NetBEUI when the scope isn't initialized).
Scope does not exist in a NetBEUI environment. The concept was introduced
in STD 19 (RFC1001/1002).
It seems, from your description, that Windows is grabbing random memory
or somesuch bug if the scope string isn't initialized. The result is
that the Windows box has a non-empty scope string, which puts it into a
separate NetBIOS vLAN.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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