Re: Quick NetBEUI question

Richard B. Johnson (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 13:41:16 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Erik Corry wrote:

> In article <> you wrote:
> > Yes. NetBEUI encapsulates NETBIOS (the original PC Network) into
> > TCP/IP Broadcast packets.
> You just got NetBEUI and NetBIOS mixed up. And your

No. The network I helped develop is NETBIOS. I damned well know how
it works. And it's spelled NETBIOS. Maybe NetBIOS is something

> characterisation of NetBIOS over TCP is wrong (it's
> not all broadcast).

If multicast is broadcast, NetBEUI is broadcast. The fact that
the IP address doesn't end in 255 means nothing.

Dick Johnson
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