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Re: [opensuse] Firewall
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:44:08 +0100
  • Message-id: <m4eujt$c2n$>
James Knott wrote:

On 11/17/2014 01:16 PM, Per Jessen wrote:
Also see:
Seems like lmhosts is only for samba then? Not that I care, just
being curious.

It and WINS actually go back to before TCP/IP became popular. Back
then, it was used with NetBIOS on DOS, Windows and OS/2. I came
across those settings when I was doing 3rd level OS/2 support at IBM
Canada. At that time, local LAN file sharing was not carried on IP.

Ah yes, you're right, I forgot about that. lmhosts, that brings back
some repres... forgotten memories.


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