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WINS without NETBIOS?

By 90proof ·
Our Network manager wants to remove NETBIOS competely from the network and just use WINS (to free up bandwidth which we really don't have a problem with). We run an NT/WIN9X environment. I thought that having NETBIOS was good just in case you have WINS problems. Anyone with solid reasons I can give to her to as to not remove it would be much appreciated.

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by yorkster In reply to WINS without NETBIOS?

are you talking about netbuei because netbois is part of the tcp/ip stack and can't be removed without causing name resolution problems.

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NETBIOS?
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by avachon In reply to WINS without NETBIOS?

Hi, I'm a little confused by this question. Are you talking about the protocol netBEUI and not netbios? NetBEUI is a small, fast, non-routable protocol you can run if you don't want tcp/ip, you do not need routing. You can run it with TCP/IP, but ituses broadcasts and will usually not cross a router (causes quite a bit of broadcast traffic anyway). Wins locates netbios resources in routed TCP/IP-based networks. It's a dynamic database for registering and resolving netbios name-to-IP address mappings in a network. You can configure a secondary wins server as a backup to the first. You also can configure static mappings in lmhosts as yet another saftey net. You can keep netbeui (if that's what you also run), but bind your most often used protocol first on your clients-it doesn't matter what the protocol order is on your servers. so, you can run netbeui, but recognize that it is non-routable and uses broadcasts whereas wins tries to resolve the name first and only then will broadcast (if in, say h-mode whic

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by 90proof In reply to WINS without NETBIOS?

I meant NetBEUI. Sorry about that. We have a flat switched network.

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