Is NETBEUI on WinXP currently good for securing File & Printer Sharing?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Devinco, Jul 24, 2004.

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  1. Devinco

    Devinco Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    If you want to have File and Printer Sharing (NetBIOS) on a WinXP Pro only LAN, is it still more secure to bind it to NETBEUI? (Or was that only for Win98 & NT?)
    The Network Bondage article is great, but it is a little dated (only up to Windows NT).
    Does it still apply for WindowsXP?

    I know that NETBEUI is no longer supported by MS but that it can still be installed.

    Thanks
     
  2. JacK

    JacK Registered Member

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    Hello,

    No need of Gibson s' bondage on WinXP : you have just to unactivate NetBIOS with TCP/IP on the Internet NIC.
    As the different workstation of the LAN have non portable IP it's no problem to have NetBIOS on TC/IP : they cannot be reached from Internet
     
  3. Devinco

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    Thank You JacK! :)
     
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