Re: [SQU] Replacing MS Proxy Server with Squid

From: Adam Lang <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 11:27:40 -0500

I still wouldn't necessarily call it a boo boo. I would attribute it to not
looking ahead far enough.

I agree with you that Wins was a quick means to fix a problem.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Collins" <>
To: "Adam Lang" <>; <>
Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 10:07 PM
Subject: Re: [SQU] Replacing MS Proxy Server with Squid

> IMO,
> WINS was a half-designed -half-implemented stopgap measure. MS
> window's dependance on NETBIOS goes waaay back (SNA anyone?). The name
> resolution protocols available when they created NBT for TCP/IP included
> DNS. And as they have demonstrated with Windows 2000 it is perfectly
> possible to run NBT NETBIOS lookups via DNA with no WINS infrastructure
> in place.
> So yes, MS did a boo boo.
> Rob

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