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DHCP Option 46

Discussion in 'Network Infrastructure' started by zimbo, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    I havent quite caught onto what this option does and the MS Press book as usual lacks any depth.. i have read

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/cnet/cncb_dhc_lwvd.mspx?mfr=true
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119493

    Now i got 2 part question - what exactly does option 46 do? and could someone explain when you use the different nodes?

     
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  2. hbroomhall

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    To add a bit here - look at the result of ipconfig /all on your machine. One of the entries is 'Node Type'.

    Basicaly - the Node Type controls the method used by the Windows box for NETBIOS name reolution.

    Your second link gives the details of various types.

    As an aside - I have seen occasions where a Windows box refused to network properly when the Node Type had been mis-set.

    Hary.
     
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  3. AJ

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    Is THIS any good mate? The node is all to do with how the client contacts the name server to resolve the name to IP address.
     
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    AJ - excellent link! :biggrin

    Harry.
     
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  5. zimbo
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    Woot! Nice one AJ! Thats much easier to read! 8) Thanks mate!
     
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  6. Bluerinse
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    Zimbo, have you studied WINS yet? It will become much clearer when you do.

    Bear in mind that modern Windows networks use DNS for name resolution and that Microsoft are trying to slowly move away from WINS / NetBIOS but it is still an important part of the infrastructure as many applications still use NetBIOS and of course legacy systems (NT Win9x etc) need it.
     
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  7. zimbo
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    to be honest no not much and from my other ms exams it hasnt popped up yet.. reckon it will pop up here? :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Bluerinse
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    I would have thought so, it played a *big* part in my 70-216 exam.
     
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