Windows Internet Name Services
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS) is Microsoft's implementation of NetBIOS Name Service (NBNS), a name server and service for NetBIOS computer names. Effectively, WINS is to NetBIOS names what DNS is to domain names — a central mapping of host names to network addresses. Like the DNS, it is implemented in two parts, a server service and a TCP/IP client component which manages the client's registration and renewal of names, and takes care of queries.Read more on Wikipedia
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