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

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Wed Sep 5 18:15:31 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.
> Won't this need an updated DNS functionality on all clients ?

It works if all of your systems are Microsoft systems...

(That's the point, of course.)

Chris -)-----

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