Updated in 2563 : on 2020 : 1 : 15 : LM HOSTS ;

lm hosts file, a static way of confirmation and authentication; Also see: Script;

A file to lookup in TCP / IP network; Within a LAN, LM HOSTS is not needed, NetBEUI is good enough to use because NetBEUI || TCP / IP broadcasts within a local subnet; However, when $_shared _parameter is needed i.e. sharing print$, path$, ... , NetBIOS over TCP / IP must be processed; lm hosts can be assigned in an initial stage inside as [Service General Setting];

Running a lm hosts file is similar to using a WINS server; In common, routers separate LANs, switches separate Internets therefore lm host file to be looked up among different LANs, Intranets, Internets, ... , to define, to name computer _names;

Lm host .bat vs. WINS server: Lm host is static, on the other hand, WINS is dynamic; Lm host .bat is a text file, but WINS is not; Since lm host has been in static, whenever IP addresses change, text contents of lm host .bat file must be changed also; In static networking environment, replication of one and only one master lm host file to all machines is recommended; 5W1H of dynamic DNS?

Please do not confuse among computer machine and %BIN%, user's SID + GUID and %USER%, profile's Do (s) Don't (s) and %PROFILE%; To manage computer systems, set theoretical union i.e. system time stamp, intersection, subtraction, ..., must be explicitly understood, otherwise networks handshake implicitly is unwanted in security;

Sample lm hosts .bat file's contents are:

IP _AddressServer _Name#PRE#DOM: Domain _Name


... i.e. 123.456.789.101        PDC1010        #PRE    #DOM: this DOMAIN

... i.e. 987.654.321.10        BDC10        #PRE    #DOM: this DOMAIN

... i.e. Notice that www. and .net are excluded in text content because DNS forwarder forwards www. and .net; PDC1010 has been mapped in first octet as 123 a.k.a. Class A because octet _number between   001~126, and BDC10 is neither Class A, nor B   128~191, nor C   192~223, nor D   224~239, nor E   240~247, ... ;

IP _AddressServer _Name#PRE#DOM: Domain _Name

Notice the tabs among texts; Server _Name can be Application _servers, BD C _numbers, MS _Exchange_servers, PDC _number, server _names, ... ; #PRE is preprocessor static value; Also see: #PRE in Duo-binary OSI; Notice that CF ID, page _id, ...*id (s)* vary among #APP, #PRE, #SESSION OSI layers depending on how i exp* has been called; Also use: noCOOKIE;

Also see: #INCLUDE


#INCLUDE\\Server _Name\..\lm hosts


#INCLUDE\\Server _Name\..\lm hosts


Also see: If characters are not printable AND preceded by \0x in hexadecimal value

... i.e. 123.456.789.101        "PDC1010        \0xHexadecimal_value"