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NetBIOS Protocol Information

NetBIOS is Microsoft's networking protocol, it's been mothballed but isn't totally dead yet.

NetBIOS Name Types and Name Suffixes

NetBIOS has many name types (aka suffixes) that describe the type of service. Below is a table that lists the important ones.

ServiceSuffixNote
Workstation00This is the primary computer name
Messenger01You can send messages to this name
Messenger03See Above

More Information

See these links for more information.

  1. Windows 2000 WINS
  2. Microsoft KB 163409 - NetBIOS Suffixes (16th Character of the NetBIOS Name)
  3. Microsoft - NetBIOS names reference

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