What does NETBIOS stand for?

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Network Basic Input-Output System

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Network Basic Input-Output System


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NETwork Basic Input/Output System

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What does NETBIOS mean?

NetBIOS is an acronym for Network Basic Input/Output System. It provides services related to the session layer of the OSI model allowing applications on separate computers to communicate over a local area network. As strictly an API, NetBIOS is not a networking protocol. Older operating systems ran NetBIOS over IEEE 802.2 and IPX/SPX using the NetBIOS Frames and NetBIOS over IPX/SPX protocols, respectively. In modern networks, NetBIOS normally runs over TCP/IP via the NetBIOS over TCP/IP protocol. This results in each computer in the network having both an IP address and a NetBIOS name corresponding to a host name.

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