Re: re NetBIOS/TCP (UDP)

Bill Crews (!halley!
1 Nov 88 20:11:44 GMT

I hope and doubt the readers of this group don't really need to be convinced
of the value of network file systems versus network file transfer and network
login, although a couple of the messages made it sound that way. If the
argument is rather that NetBIOS in a DOS address space consumes an intolerable
amount of additional RAM, I suggest that in my experience (with Excelan and
UB stuff) is that it doesn't.

I think what is happening is that some people have a prejudice, somewhat
deserved, against NetBIOS, and that subverts all other rational thinking.
We do it, and I'm glad we do, because there are a lot of people out there on
IBM PC Networks, Token Rings, and other MS-Nets that want to share data, file
system space, and/or printers with Unix users, and we give them that
capability. We also provide NFS, in case people would rather use that.
Why consciously segment network users from network resources?


Bill Crews			  Bill Crews			  bc@halley.UUCP
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