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Re: Network Browsing across VLAN's on 6500 switch [7:100169] posted 06/10/2005
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FM is a common occurance with windows networks. ;-)



Quoting Neteng :

> We do not run WINS and have 5000 users across hundreds of subnets, spanning
> multiple sites and I can browse via Network Neighborhood, login, and see
all
> the domains just fine. Must be FM :-)
> 
>  wrote in message
> news:200506092157.j59LvVA3029953@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Quoting Neteng :
> >
> > > You do not need WINS anymore, NetBIOS will run directly over TCP/IP.
> >
> > It's not necessarily about whether NETBIOS runs over TCP/IP or not.
> >
> >  You would still need WINS for the "Network Neighborhood" to function.
> The
> > hosts discover each other via Broadcast or WINS, because it's the
> computer's
> > netbios name (Not the FQDN DNS name.) that shows up in the network
> > neighborhood.
> >
> > This has little to do with DNS or authentication.  Just the silly
"Network
> > Neighboorhood" function.
> >
> > Also, Windows 2k does not use 445 for DNS, it uses the RFC compliant port
> 53
> > for
> > DNS.
> >
> >  TCP 445 Is used for *NATIVE* CIFS/SMB *WITHOUT* NETBIOS encapsulation.
> If
> > you
> > are running NETBIOS over TCP/IP then you'll see the gaggle or RPC ports
> > (135-139).
> >
> > Regards,
> > Max
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > ""Kern, Tom""  wrote in message
> > > news:200506091959.j59Jxcbx015199@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > In windows you still need netbios even with all win2k/xp clients-
> > > > browsing is one service that uses netbios.
> > > > Exchange System Manager does as well if you're running Exchange
2k/2k3
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > v- man wrote:
> > > > > Smith, Steve B wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Oh yeah, make sure if you have a big network you have a wins
server
> > > > >> set up. We added that, placed it in the dhcp pool and things where
> > > > >> better.
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > > We just retired our WINS. We're purely XP and 2003 so I don't see
> why
> > > > > we
> > > > > would need it. Our DHCP server was handing out peer to peer as node
> > > > > type. We changed it to hybrid and I hope that solves it. SO far so
> > > > > good. We can
> > > > > already see more workstations.




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