NetBIOS vs DNS !?

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    hi all
    can someone please clarify this with me !?
    I understand the DNS, Name-to-IP resolving !

    but when I read NetBIOS I get confused because it seems it does too.

    do we have to use NetBIOS if DNS is exist !?



    Re: NetBIOS vs DNS !?

    If you mean do you need a WINS server for NetBIOS name resolution, definitely no.

    Normally NetBIOS lurks in the background as a fallback for local name resolution should DNS be down, so on the client side, leave it alone.


    Re: NetBIOS vs DNS !?

    Hi, to add to what has already been said, some applications still require netbios to work. It’s mostly a legacy protocol been phazed out, but still enabled by default in the wins tab of the network card properties.
    When you type a command like ‘net use’ it will use netbios to find the server name.
    A newer protocol called llmnr is trying to replace it.
    Dns can go out to the internet but netbios is on the local lan segment.

    Just my 2 cents.

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