Re: Quick NetBEUI question

Erik Corry (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 01:11:34 +0200

On Tue, Jul 28, 1998 at 05:43:10PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Tue, 28 Jul 1998, Erik Corry wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 28, 1998 at 01:41:16PM -0400, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > > No. The network I helped develop is NETBIOS. I damned well know how
> > > it works. And it's spelled NETBIOS. Maybe NetBIOS is something
> > > else?

Clearly NetBIOS and NETBIOS are different though related.

> As such, [NetBEUI] encapsulated NETBIOS packets in TCP/IP.

Take a look at the network configuration of a W95 or NT
box if you get the chance. NetBEUI and TCP/IP are listed
as alternatives at the same level. The one does not build
on the other. I have seen many machines with NetBEUI
configured and working and IP not present.

> The Ethernet hardware destination is always ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.

Alan Cox did the work on the now aborted attempt to implement
NetBEUI in the kernel, and says this is not true. I would
tend to believe him, since you don't claim ever to have
worked on NetBEUI.

Erik Corry

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