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Old 11-30-2022, 06:50 AM   #1
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Question How exactly does nmblookup work?


Hello there,

From memory, NetBIOS is non-routable
and querying names (or IPs) works by broadcasting messages in the hope that the correct remote machine will identify itself.

Still, is there a way to query for a name or IP outside of my network segment?
Can a domain controller, for instance,
be queried instead of sending a broadcast message to my network segment?

Are all domain controllers WINS servers by default
or do you have to enable WINS?
 
Old 11-30-2022, 07:12 AM   #2
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WINS stands for Windows Internet Name Service (NetBIOS implementation by Microsoft). Without windows we do not need it at all. And I think even newer windows can work without that.
This is a detailed guide about it: https://miloserdov.org/?p=4261
Some other details: https://4sysops.com/archives/disable...dows-networks/ (you can also switch it off on windows).
 
  


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