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netbiosd(8)               BSD System Manager's Manual              netbiosd(8)

NAME
     netbiosd -- NetBIOS protocol daemon

SYNOPSIS
     netbiosd [options]

DESCRIPTION
     netbiosd is responsible for interacting with NetBIOS networks.  netbiosd registers and defends one or
     more NetBIOS name, depending on the set of configured services. It also browses and scavenges names
     from the NetBIOS network, making them available to the system through mDNSResponder.

OPTIONS
     -debug   The service will log extensive debug information and may perform extra diagnostic checks. This
              option is typically only useful for debugging.

     -dump-packets
              Pretty-print all sent and received NetBIOS packets to the output log. This option is typically
              only useful for debugging.

     -help    Prints a usage message and exits.

     -max-refresh
              Maximum time (in seconds) between searches to refresh the workgroup list.

     -min-refresh
              Minimum time (in seconds) between searches to refresh the workgroup list.

     -stdout  Causes netbiosd to print log messages to standard output instead of the system log.

FILES
     /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.smb.server.plist
              The primary configuration for the SMB stack. This file is updated by various system services
              and should not be edited by hand.

     /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.netbiosd.plist
              The netbiosd service's property list file for launchd(8).

SIGNALS
     SIGHUP   This signal causes netbiosd to reconfigure. It will first unregister any NetBIOS names it has
              registered.  Then it will determine its new set of NetBIOS names and register those.

     SIGUSR1  This signal causes netbiosd to toggle debug logging.

SEE ALSO
     launchd(8), mDNSResponder(8)

STANDARDS
     The TCP/UDP embodiment of the NetBIOS protocol is documented in

     RFC 1__2
              Protocol standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP: Detailed Specifications, 1987

     RFC 1__1
              Protocol standard for a NetBIOS service on a TCP/UDP: Concepts and Methods, 1987

     The NetBIOS browsing protocol is documented as part of the Microsoft Work Group Server Protocol Program
     (WSPP) technical documentation set, specifically

     MS-BRWS  Common Internet File System (CIFS) Browser Protocol Specification

HISTORY
     The netbiosd utility first appeared in Mac OS 10.7.

Darwin                         October 11, 2013                         Darwin

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