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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 some environments.

NetBEUI

NetBIOS Extended User Interface (or 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 has experienced setting up a computer name during the installation of the Windows software.


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