Computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems that are connected through a network rely on a WINS server to resolve host names to IP addresses. The hosts communicate with the WINS server by using the NetBIOS protocol.

To support this type of network, you need to enable the forwarding of NetBIOS requests to a WINS server. The following example will forward NetBIOS requests on the internal interface for the WINS server located at an IP address of

config system interface

edit internal

set netbios_forward enable

set wins-ip



These commands apply only in NAT mode. If VDOMs are enabled, these commands are per VDOM. You must set them for each VDOM that has the problem.