I was wondering if someone could answer this. This question regards avoiding the use of TCP/IP for file and print sharing by using the unsupported NetBEUI protocol. Many people will install NetBEUI for the File transfer protocol and then unbind the TCP/IP Protocol so your data is not accessible by someone on the net.
the NetBEUI is a simple protocol that is based on local computers names (no IPs addresses like TCP/IP).Since it does not use the IP system it is not Routable to the Internet and works great on smaller networks for file and print sharing, but not on large networks. The performance is great on small networks, but has the opposite effect on larger networks and slows them down.
So my question is, what is being used as a substitute in windows 7, and vista for using File and print sharing without binding it to TCP/IP?