Re: usefullness of netbeui

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Wed, 20 May 1998 20:41:54 +0300 (EET DST)

On Wed, 20 May 1998, Marty Leisner wrote:

> There's been discussion of how useful netbeui is.

> I recently read a column in one of the free rags (PC Week?)
> where the writer discussed having win95 machines
> directly hooked up to the internet.

> If that's the case, you don't want to export shares via tcp/ip,
> because others could wreck havoc on your machines (since
> Netbeui is non-routable, its fairly safe).

> This sounds like the best use I've heard for netbeui (you
> purposely want a non-routable protcol).

Yes, but can you choose the protocol the shares are using? I
don't think so. If the (Win95) server has both TCP/IP (which
it must have, if it is 'hooked up to the Internet') and
NetBEUI installed, the shares can be accessed both from a
TCP/IP-only client and a NetBEUI-only client.

Johan Myreen

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