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NetBIOS: Unicast vs Broadcast to WINS server

Discussion in 'Networks' started by tripwire45, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. tripwire45
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    I've been reading that, depending on how a host and a network are configured, a network host trying to register its NetBIOS name with the WINS server may send a broadcast, a unicast, or both to the server. I'm confused here. What are the different conditions that would make the difference?
     
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  2. Phil
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    Trip, this will be down to the node type configured for the host. This link describes how to manually set the node type when not using a DHCP server.
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Thanks, Phil. You're King of the Expert Points. :)
     
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