Microsoft introduced a series of naming protocols, some of which predate the internet. Interestingly, these protocols (or at least their modern versions) are still alive and well not only on Windows systems, but Linux and macOS systems as well.
- Every computer on your network needs a name. … Now, there's a lot of different … naming conventions out there. … We've talked about one so far called DNS. … Now, in a local area network, DNS can work. … In fact, it's often used. … However, we live in a universe … where a company called Microsoft invented a naming scheme … for Windows a very, very long time ago … and we still use it today. … You'll often hear the term Netbios or sometimes, netbt … to infer about this naming convention … that we use for Windows. … Basically, if you're going to have a Windows computer, … it will have a name. … That name is usually set up during the installation itself. … So if you take a look at this … one point during your installation, … you'll see here we're actually giving the computer a name. … Now, this name becomes important … because this is the name by which it's the easy human name … for people to recognize what this computer is. … Now, the naming system on Microsoft Windows predates DNS. … In fact, it pretty much arguably predates …
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The eight-part CompTIA A+ (220-1002): Cert Prep series was designed to help IT professionals prepare to take and pass the Core 2 (220-1002) exam, one of two required exams for the CompTIA A+ certification. In this installment of the series, CompTIA expert Mike Meyers helps you get up to speed with the essential networking concepts covered on the exam. Mike covers how to troubleshoot hardware failures, work with connections, and use the Windows Firewall. Plus, he goes over Active Directory, port forwarding, and wireless encryption.
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