NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS)

NBNS stands for NetBIOS Name Service. It is used to translate host names on a local network to local IP addresses. This is similar to what DNS does on the Internet.

In this example, the name “Board_A” has been assigned to a network host. NBNS allows us to access this host by typing its host name into a browser instead of typing its IP address. It maps host names to IP addresses.

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