NetBEUI as main protocol
Jim at Morris-World.com
Tue Dec 10 04:21:00 GMT 2002
On Monday, December 9, 2002, at 02:06 PM, Jason Hihn wrote:
> I am wondering if SAMBA can go over NetBEUI yet? I realize I'll
> have to re-compile my kernel (easy enough), but what if anything has
> to be
> done on the SAMBA side?
Microsoft themselves have deprecated the NETBEUI protocol, and Windows
XP no longer includes support for this protocol. Additionally, NETBEUI
has never been a routable protocol, and is only suitable to small
LAN's. That is why Microsoft and other NETBIOS implementations went
away from NETBEUI to NETBIOS over TCP/IP and NETBIOS over IPX.
I am not telling you someone out there has not developed a NETBEUI
protocol stack that will run on Linux (I am assuming you are running
Linux). But as a long time network administrator and programmer
myself, I cannot imagine WHY anyone would waste time doing so at this
point in time. Doing so would only have made sense quite a few years
ago (early to mid 1990's!)....
Samba itself is not really where the NETBEUI protocol would have to be
implemented... someone jump in and tell me if I am mistaken....
Jim Morris (Jim at Morris-World.com)
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