How NetBIOS name resolution works


How NetBIOS name resolution works
.Check to see if it is the local machine name.
.Check its cache of remote names. Any name that is resolved is placed in a cache where it will remain for 10 minutes.
.Try the WINS Server.
.Try broadcasting.
.Check the LMHOSTS file, if the system is configured to use the LMHOSTS file.
.Try the HOSTS file and then a DNS, if so configured.
 
Reference
How NetBIOS name resolution really works
 
TCP/IP, NetBIOS, NetBT & WINS Troubleshooting
http://kadaitcha.cx/tcp_ip.html
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