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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Summary

Windows networking has many similar attributes between versions of Windows. In particular, Windows can be split into two distinct families: Win9x and WinNT based. The various versions of Windows Networking also have many similar attributes: The naming and service location has traditionally been accomplished via NetBIOS, and still is done so on many currently available versions of Windows, but DNS will eventually supplant this. NBTSTAT is the tool of choice for diagnosing NetBIOS issues; nslookup is the tool of choice for dealing with DNS. As with most other networking functions, configuring for broadcasts is a bad idea for all but the very smallest networks.

The process of locating a server via explicit name is different from searching ...

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