Re: Quick NetBEUI question

Alan Cox (
Wed, 29 Jul 1998 00:18:57 +0100 (BST)

> NetBEUI was Microsoft's temporary solution to connectivity when
> Windows 3.x was developed. The idea was to be able to communicate
> with other machines that ran Microsoft Networks (NETBIOS).
> As such, it encapsulated NETBIOS packets in TCP/IP. The Ethernet hardware
> destination is always ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff. This means that will go
> everywhere your LAN goes, and every packet will interrupt every
> PC (where it has to be examined and dumped on the ground).\

Unfortunately you are talking complete crap at this point. And anyone
who suspects otherwise should stick their windows boxes in netbeui only
mode and use tcpdump

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