I've got a few questions about name resolution and the order that it occurs.
It was my understanding that the pc checks the local hosts (or should that
be lmhosts) file first and then WINS server, then DNS server. Is this
correct? What happens if the WINS and DNS servers cannot be found? In a
small peer-to-peer network all the pc's resolve the names of the others
themselves (don't they). So why do we need WINS? I know DNS has now
replaced it but I'm working on a LAN that has NT4 and WINS.