Re: Quick NetBEUI question

Alistair Riddell (
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 23:19:38 +0100 (BST)

On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Mark Lehrer wrote:

> Hello. I am looking at using NetBEUI in Linux (against my wishes of
> course).
> We have a legacy app that will ONLY run with NetBEUI; so I want to put
> it on a Win95 box and mount its drive for backup purposes. No, it
> will not co-exist nicely with TCP/IP.

That's too bad.

> How is the NetBEUI support coming along? Will I be happy or do I
> have to continue making manual backups?

It was removed altogether from the kernel a while back because the code
that was there did not work and was so broken it was not likely to ever
work. I think the general consensus was the protocol sucked so hard that
it was not worth supporting.

This seems a shame as Linux supports a lot of other things that suck but
there you go.

Alistair Riddell - BOFH
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