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NetBiosNodeType Enumeration

Note: This enumeration is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Specifies the Network Basic Input/Output System (NetBIOS) node type.

Namespace: System.Net.NetworkInformation
Assembly: System (in system.dll)

public enum NetBiosNodeType
public enum NetBiosNodeType
public enum NetBiosNodeType

 Member nameDescription
BroadcastA broadcast node. 
HybridA hybrid node. 
MixedA mixed node. 
Peer2PeerA peer-to-peer node. 
UnknownAn unknown node type. 

The node type determines the way in which NetBIOS names are resolved to Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The following table shows the name resolution method for each node type.

Node type

Resolve name to IP address

Broadcast

Uses NetBIOS name queries.

Peer2Peer

Uses a NetBIOS name server (NBNS), for example, Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).

Mixed

Attempts to resolve by first using NetBIOS name queries and then using an NBNS.

Hybrid

Attempts to resolve by first using an NBNS and then using a NetBIOS name query.

This enumeration is used to specify values for the NodeType property.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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