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Windows Server® 2008 TCP/IP Protocols and Services by Joseph Davies

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Chapter 16. Windows Internet Name Service (WINS)

Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) is a protocol that provides commands and support for network name registration and verification, session establishment and termination, reliable connection-oriented session data transfer, unreliable connectionless datagram data transfer, and protocol and adapter monitoring and management. NetBIOS is also a standard application programming interface (API) so that user applications can utilize the services of installed network protocol stacks. The NetBIOS API is not discussed in this chapter.

NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NetBT) is the operation of the NetBIOS protocol over the ...

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