NetBEUI

Discussion in 'Online Security' started by moonlight burner, Apr 17, 2001.

  1. moonlight burner

    moonlight burner

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    why do I need TCP/IP protocol for a peer to peer network of 6 win9x / win2000 PRO pcs link together with a hub engaging in a workgroup ,since the NetBEUI protocol are known to be sufficient ? Did I overkill ? Or is it they need the to hv the IP addresses resolved by the TCP/IP inorder to work. This difference is what I can see.

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  2. Great_One

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    If you are not sharing an internet connection, then you dont need tcp/ip for the setup you have. Netbeui was designed for the peer to peer network setup that you have.
    The win2000 machines would work just fine without tcp/ip installed. you could use tcp/ip on the win2000 boxes if you had a wins server running on an nt server or if you had a win2000 server which uses dns to resolve ip addresses.
    I would say having tcp/ip installed is overkill, it isn't going to conflict with your current setup
     
  3. Xayd

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    NetBEUI is fine for peer to peer, but NetBEUI can't be routed, hence it can't be used for internet applications.

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