netbios w/o a WINS server?

Posted on 2004-09-08
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Hello all,

I have a question that is going to sound ridiculous to all of you computer gurus out there?  How does netbios work?  I mean I always thought that in order for netbios to work you needed a WINS server.  However, there is no WINS server on my network but netbios is still functioning.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Question by:joshuaemory
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Basically NetBIOS uses broadcasts when a Name Server is unavailable.
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First, read this, it will enlight you :)
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Ya, that's what I thought.  Thanks adamdrayer.

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