Configuring and using NetBIOS
The NetBIOS interface enables applications,
such as the Advanced File and Print Server (AFPS),
to send and receive messages over TCP/IP.
NetBIOS implements a simple name service that
provides a name mapping to IP addresses. Applications that
use NetBIOS need not know the IP address of a particular machine
when sending of receiving data. Instead, they use a NetBIOS name that is
translated to an IP address by the NetBIOS software.
NetBIOS is primarily used on networks that need to
support PCs that are running Windows/NT.
The NetBIOS software provides a name service that can be used
by file and print services such as AFPS
(Advanced file and print services).
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 22 April 2004