NetBiosNodeType Enum


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

public enum class NetBiosNodeType
public enum NetBiosNodeType
type NetBiosNodeType = 
Public Enum NetBiosNodeType


Broadcast 1

A broadcast node.

Hybrid 8

A hybrid node.

Mixed 4

A mixed node.

Peer2Peer 2

A peer-to-peer node.

Unknown 0

An 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.

Applies to