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WINS

WINS

(Windows Internet Naming Service) Name resolution software from Microsoft that ran in Windows servers at the time networks were being converted to IP. Windows workgroup PCs use NetBIOS names, and prior to Windows XP, required this service to convert the names to IP addresses.

Windows PCs identified themselves to WINS so other Windows PCs could find their IP addresses. WINS allowed machines in one LAN segment to locate machines in another by name. Hence the word "internet" in WINS referred to multiple company networks, not the global Internet.

When a computer was assigned an IP address by DHCP, the WINS database was updated. In a Windows-only network, WINS was queried for name resolution. In a mixed environment, a Unix machine queried the DNS server, which, starting in Windows 2000, was updated by WINS. See DNS and DHCP.


WINS Name Resolution
In an IP network, the application queried a WINS or DNS server to turn the name of the machine it wished to communicate with into its IP address. See TCP/IP abc's.
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Yet the very fact that I was full of a strong desire to win caused this gambling for gain, in spite of its attendant squalor, to contain, if you will, something intimate, something sympathetic, to my eyes: for it is always pleasant to see men dispensing with ceremony, and acting naturally, and in an unbuttoned mood.
On the other hand, I saw a Frenchman first win, and then lose,
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It is well, Wolf-Man, though some might not wish to dwell in that shadow; but first you must win the axe.
To him who can win it, it shall be, and with it the chieftainship of the People of the Axe.
5) He will win who has military capacity and is not interfered with by the sovereign.
If Rob had been grimly resolved to win the arrow before, the sight of her sweet face multiplied his determination an hundredfold.
The first three archers again struck true, amid the loud applause of the onlookers; for they were general favorites and expected to win.
Nay," said Rob, "but you are a good fellow by this token, and if I win not, I hope you may keep the prize from yon strutters.
In truth I care not for the golden bauble and wished to win it in despite of the Sheriff for whom I have no love.
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