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Protocol standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP transport: Concepts and methods (RFC1001)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001804D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-15
Document File: 68 page(s) / 88K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

NetBIOS Working Group in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: AUTHOR [+2]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1001: DOI

Abstract

This RFC defines a proposed standard protocol to support NetBIOS services in a TCP/IP environment. Both local network and internet operation are supported. Various node types are defined to accommodate local and internet topologies and to allow operation with or without the use of IP broadcast. This RFC describes the NetBIOS-over-TCP protocols in a general manner, emphasizing the underlying ideas and techniques. Detailed specifications are found in a companion RFC, "Protocol Standard For a NetBIOS Service on a TCP/UDP Transport: Detailed Specifications".

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Network Working Group Request for Comments: 1001 March, 1987

PROTOCOL STANDARD FOR A NetBIOS SERVICE ON A TCP/UDP TRANSPORT: CONCEPTS AND METHODS

ABSTRACT

This RFC defines a proposed standard protocol to support NetBIOS services in a TCP/IP environment. Both local network and internet operation are supported. Various node types are defined to accommodate local and internet topologies and to allow operation with or without the use of IP broadcast.

This RFC describes the NetBIOS-over-TCP protocols in a general manner, emphasizing the underlying ideas and techniques. Detailed specifications are found in a companion RFC, "Protocol Standard For a NetBIOS Service on a TCP/UDP Transport: Detailed Specifications".

NetBIOS Working Group [Page 1]

RFC 1001 March 1987

SUMMARY OF CONTENTS

1. STATUS OF THIS MEMO 6 2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 6 3. INTRODUCTION 7 4. DESIGN PRINCIPLES 7 5. OVERVIEW OF NetBIOS 10 6. NetBIOS FACILITIES SUPPORTED BY THIS STANDARD 15 7. REQUIRED SUPPORTING SERVICE INTERFACES AND DEFINITIONS 15 8. RELATED PROTOCOLS AND SERVICES 16 9. NetBIOS SCOPE 16 10. NetBIOS END-NODES 16 11. NetBIOS SUPPORT SERVERS 18 12. TOPOLOGIES 20 13. GENERAL METHODS 23 14. REPRESENTATION OF NETBIOS NAMES 25 15. NetBIOS NAME SERVICE 27 16. NetBIOS SESSION SERVICE 48 17. NETBIOS DATAGRAM SERVICE 55 18. NODE CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS 58 19. MINIMAL CONFORMANCE 59 REFERENCES 60 APPENDIX A - INTEGRATION WITH INTERNET GROUP MULTICASTING 61 APPENDIX B - IMPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS 62

NetBIOS Working Group [Page 2]

RFC 1001 March 1987

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. STATUS OF THIS MEMO 6

2. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 6

3. INTRODUCTION 7

4. DESIGN PRINCIPLES 8 4.1 PRESERVE NetBIOS SERVICES 8 4.2 USE EXISTING STANDARDS 8 4.3 MINIMIZE OPTIONS 8 4.4 TOLERATE ERRORS AND DISRUPTIONS 8 4.5 DO NOT REQUIRE CENTRAL MANAGEMENT 9 4.6 ALLOW INTERNET OPERATION 9 4.7 MINIMIZE BROADCAST ACTIVITY 9 4.8 PERMIT IMPLEMENTATION ON EXISTING SYSTEMS 9 4.9 REQUIRE ONLY THE MINIMUM NECESSARY TO OPERATE 9 4.10 MAXIMIZE EFFICIENCY 10 4.11 MINIMIZE NEW INVENTIONS 10

5. OVERVIEW OF NetBIOS 10 5.1 INTERFACE TO APPLICATION PROGRAMS 10 5.2 NAME SERVICE 11 5.3 SESSION SERVICE 12 5.4 DATAGRAM SERVICE 13 5.5 MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS 14 5.6 NON-STANDARD EXTENSIONS 15

6. NetBIOS FACILITIES SUPPORTED BY THIS STANDARD 15

7. REQUIRED SUPPORTING SERVICE INTERFACES AND DEFINITIONS 15

8. RELATED PROTOCOLS AND SERVICES 16

9. NetBIOS SCOPE 16

10. NetBIOS END-NODES 16 10.1 BROADCAST (B) NODES 16 10.2 POINT-TO-POINT (P) NODES 16 10.3 MIXED MODE (M) NODES 16

11. NetBIOS SUPPORT SERVERS 18 11.1 NetBIOS NAME SERVER (NBNS) NODES 18 11.1.1 RELATIONSHIP OF THE NBNS TO THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM 19 11.2 NetBIOS DATAGRAM DISTRIBUTION SERVER (NBDD) NODES 19 11.3 RELATIONSHIP OF NBNS AND NBDD NODES 20 11.4 RELATIONSHIP OF NetBIOS SUPPORT SERVERS AND B NODES 20 12. TOPOLOGIES 20 12.1 LOCAL 20

NetBIOS Working Group [Page 3]

RFC 1001 March 1987

12.1.1 B NODES ONLY 21 12.1.2 P NODES ONLY 21 12.1.3 MIXED B AND P NODES 21 12.2 INTERNET 22 12.2.1 P NODES ON...

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