NetBIOS

NetBIOS ( /ˈnɛtbaɪ.oʊs/) is an acronym for Network Basic Input/Output System. It provides services related to the session layer of the OSI model allowing applications on separate computers to communicate over a local area network. As strictly an API, NetBIOS is not a networking protocol. Older operating systems ran NetBIOS over IEEE 802.2 and IPX/SPX using the NetBIOS Frames (NBF) and NetBIOS over IPX/SPX (NBX) protocols, respectively. In modern networks, NetBIOS normally runs over TCP/IP via the NetBIOS over TCP/IP (NBT) protocol. This results in each computer in the network having both an IP address and a NetBIOS name corresponding to a (possibly different) host name.

Read more about NetBIOSHistory and Terminology, Services, NetBIOS Name Vs Internet Host Name, Node Types, NetBIOS Suffixes

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Nbtstat
... Nbtstat is a diagnostic tool for NetBIOS over TCP/IP ... Its primary design is to help troubleshoot NetBIOS name resolution problems ... Common parameters are nbtstat -c displays the contents of the NetBIOS name cache, the table of NetBIOS names and their resolved IP addresses ...
SMBRelay2
... SMBRelay2 works at the NetBIOS level across any protocol to which NetBIOS is bound (such as NBF or NBT) ... It differs from SMBrelay in that it uses NetBIOS names rather than IP addresses ...
NetBIOS Over TCP/IP - Services - Name Service
... In NetBIOS, each participant must register on the network using a unique name of at most 15 characters ... to RFCs 1001 and 1002, is called NetBIOS Naming Service or NBNS ... The key differences are the addition of NetBIOS "Node Status" query, dynamic registration and conflict marking packets ...
NetBIOS Suffixes
... The NetBIOS Suffix, alternately called the NetBIOS End Character (endchar), is the 16th character of a NetBIOS name and indicates service type for the registered name ...
Server Message Block - Implementation - Performance Issues - NetBIOS
... associated with SMB actually originate with the NetBIOS service location protocol ... By default, a Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 server used NetBIOS to advertise and locate services ... NetBIOS functions by broadcasting services available on a particular host at regular intervals ...