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Securing Your WINS Solution

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

In many WINS implementations, WINS replication occurs across public networks, such as the Internet. Replicating the NetBIOS names and IP addresses of all hosts within the organization over these public networks creates a security risk, which you can mitigate by using VPN tunnels or placing servers within a perimeter network. Figure 4.11 shows where you perform this step in the process of deploying your WINS solution.

Figure 4.11   Securing WINS During the Deployment Process

Securing WINS During the Deployment Process
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