1 Introduction

This is a specification of the Remote Administrative Interface: WINS protocol. This protocol defines remote procedure call (RPC) interfaces that provide methods for remotely accessing and administering a server for the Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). This protocol is a client/server protocol that is based on RPC and is used in the configuration, management, and monitoring of a WINS server.

An application implementing this protocol can remotely perform service monitoring of a WINS server as well as creating, updating, querying, or deleting database records, performing database scavenging, and replicating the database records with other WINS servers.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.