LMHOSTS/Hosts vs WINS/DNS

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Why would it be beneficial for me to use LMHOSTS/Hosts files instead of WINS/DNS in a small LAN?
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You need a server OS to setup WINS/DNS, so if you have a small workgroup, you can save yourself some money by using lmhosts/host files.

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what are all of the benefits?
There are really only two - don't need a server and reduced network traffic because lookups are local.

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Thanks for the speedy response!

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