Am running NetWare 6.0 with SP4

I can't seem to find any definitive documentation on if NFAP/CIFS needs
NetBios support on the clients.

This white paper

http://www.novell.com/info/collatera...1/4621202.html

says:

>>


Trying to update SMB to something more open and reliable, Microsoft sent
CIFS to the standards committees. The good news about CIFS over SMB comes
from the protocol support: TCP/IP rather than NetBIOS. If nothing else, be
thankful that Microsoft finally purged NetBIOS from (most of) their
systems, eliminating the need to try and manage a weak, local, insecure
communication pseudo-protocol.

<<

which I would hope would mean NFAP/CIFS doesn't need this "weak, local,
insecure communication pseudo-protocol" (Pity it doesn't mention it was
developed by IBM, not Microsoft!)

However, when I go to a W2003 server and disable the "Netbios over TCP/IP"
in the Wins tab of the advanced TCP/IP protocol properties - I can no
longer access my NetWare CIFS servers - as soon as I re-enable NetBios
over TCP/IP I get the access back.

I haven't done any packet traces to find out what's going on - if not
using NetBios my understanding is it should all be over TCP 445 (not
TCP/UDP 135/138/139)

Has this changed with SP5 and later patches for NW6?

What about with NW6.5? I know some CIFS functionality was added with 6.5
such as PDC emulation

TIA

Mike Crabtree