16.4. Dissection and Discussion
The exercises demonstrate the use of the guest account, the way that MS Windows clients and servers resolve computer names to a TCP/IP address, and how connections between a client and a server are established.
Those wishing background information regarding NetBIOS name types should refer to the Microsoft knowledgebase article Q102878.
16.4.1. Technical Issues
Network browsing involves SMB broadcast announcements, SMB enumeration requests, connections to the IPC$ share, share enumerations, and SMB connection setup processes.
The use of anonymous connections to a Samba server involve the use of the guest account that must map to a valid UNIX UID.