The NetBIOS address family is more of an unusual protocol family accessible from Winsock. NetBIOS itself is a network programming interface (instead of a network protocol) that can communicate over many network protocols, such as TCP/IP. Winsock interfaces with the NetBIOS programming interface through the NetBIOS address family. Addressing NetBIOS from Winsock requires that you know NetBIOS names and LANA numbers. You can familiarize yourself with many NetBIOS concepts with the Chapter 17 NetBIOS API discussion included on the companion CD. We won’t discuss the entire core NetBIOS interface concepts here, instead, we’ll continue with the specifics of accessing NetBIOS from Winsock.
The NetBIOS address family is exposed by Winsock ...