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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 29. Network Name Resolution

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

Hardware Versus Protocol Addresses 525

NetBIOS 525

Installing and Configuring WINS on Windows 2000/2003 Servers 534

TCP/IP Names 541

Installing DNS on a Windows Server 552

Network Information Service 553

Computers use hardware addresses when exchanging data on the local subnet. These addresses are burned into the network adapter and are often referred to as MAC (Media Access Control) addresses. MAC addresses produce a flat address space, so network protocols, such as IP, are typically used to create a hierarchical address space. However, for humans, both MAC and IP addresses (or IPX/SPX addresses, for that matter) are difficult to remember. Names are convenient for ...

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