1. IMPORTANT - 11/13/2015: In light of a possible breach we have scrubbed all passwords. You will need to request a password reset through the site. Click here for more information.

Learn Linux, 302 (Mixed environments): NetBIOS and WINS

Discussion in 'Linux News' started by Fred, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Fred

    Fred New Member

    Oct 31, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Naming is unusual in SMB/CIFS networks. Although modern clients can use Internet domain names to refer to each other, older clients relied on a Microsoft-specific system known as the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) server, or the NetBIOS Name Server (NBNS); the two terms are synonymous. Configuring Samba properly for name resolution is therefore important. So is configuring browsing, which is the mechanism by which servers learn what shares are available on specific servers.


Share This Page