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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 1.8, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative and can contain the terms MAY, SHOULD, MUST, MUST NOT, and SHOULD NOT as defined in RFC 2119. Sections 1.5 and 1.9 are also normative but cannot contain those terms. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.

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