Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Nbtstat, part of CompTIA Network+ Exam Prep (N10-006) Part 4: Making TCP/IP Work.
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- The important thing to appreciate about Windows Naming,…is that it's out there.…And Microsoft has all of these proprietary protocols,…on ports 137, 138, 139, and 445,…and those are its absolute minimum,…that are really just used so that when you open up Network,…(laughs) you can see the names of the computers.…It works well.…The other challenge we run into though,…is that, it can add a lot of stuff for example to Netstat,…and can cause some confusion.…There are times where you're gonna have to…look into the naming issues a little bit,…so the big tool we use more than anything else,…is called nbtstat, and it stands for,…NetBios over IP, of course NetBios doesn't exist anymore.…
Whatever, let me show you how it works.…If you type it by itself, it just brings up a help window.…The biggest and most important single thing that you can do,…under nbtstat, is take a look at the cache.…Right now, I don't have that much out there,…cause I'm not really connecting to anybody else,…or doing very much, so it just simply shows that,…
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