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Chapter 5. NETWORK PROTOCOLS: REAL AND I... > Other Network Protocols of Note

Other Network Protocols of Note

With TCP/IP serving as the de facto network protocol and many legacy networks (another way of saying "old networks") running IPX/SPX, some very fast and clever network protocols have kind of fallen by the wayside. Let's take a look at some other network protocols that you can still use and that will certainly be found on networks running in certain environments.

NetBEUI

NetBIOS Extended User Interface (NetBEUI) is a simple and fast network protocol that was designed to be used with Microsoft's and IBM's NetBIOS (Network Basic Input Output System) protocol on small networks. NetBIOS is a protocol that allows computers to be identified on the network by a friendly name. Anyone who has ever set up a version of Microsoft Windows prior to the release of Windows 2000 has experienced the setting up of a computer name during the installation of the Windows software.


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