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Windows Internet naming service (WINS)

WindowsInternet Naming Service (WINS) is a method for converting computer names in Windows networks into IP addresses. The WINS procedure takes into account that two computers with the same names or the same IP address are never registered in the network.

With WINS, which uses the connectionless User Datagram Protocol( UDP) for transmission, the started client logs on to the WINS server with its NetBIOS name and IP address. The latterchecks the addresses to see if they are not occupied elsewhere and enters them in the address database of the WINS server. When a client logs off, the address is resolved again and can be assigned elsewhere.

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Englisch: Windows Internet naming service - WINS
Updated at: 26.03.2008
#Words: 106
Links: method, computer, intelligent peripheral (IP), procedure, account
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