static mapping

Definition of static mapping in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is static mapping?

On a WINS server, a manually entered NetBIOS name to IP address mapping stored in the WINS database. WINS servers normally create mappings dynamically when a WINS client performs NetBIOS name registration upon client initialization. Non-WINS clients do not register their names, so administrators must manually create WINS database entries. Once they do this, other hosts on the network can perform NetBIOS name discovery queries to resolve the NetBIOS name of non-WINS clients into their IP addresses.

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