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NetBIOS Over TCP\IP


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#1 Mike19865586

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 03:35 PM

Could someone please explain how NetBIOS Over TCP\IP works? I need this information for the Network+ exam and the book that I am currently studying from does not explain this process in detail, or in a manner that makes a lot of sense to me.

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 06:46 PM

In a nut shell, NetBIOS is early DNS for small networks. Its not really needed nowadays but there are some older programs that might be in use that use NetBIOS. The "over TCP/IP" part is an update to the protocol that allows it to be run over TCP/IP networks.

This is not by any means the whole story.

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