Updating lmhost file
In the above example, "localhost" and "example" are the Net BIOS names.
When typing "example" in Internet Explorer, the computer would attempt to resolve that name by accessing the IP address 188.8.131.52.
By default, the lmhosts file will already contain data in the file, such as commented instructions and examples similar to the example below.
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The Hosts file, used for DNS name resolution, and the file used for Net BIOS name resolution.
In an age where DNS dominates your network both locally and throughout the Internet, these two files are seldom ever used, but they can be very useful in a few situations.
Instead of using WINS to resolve Net BIOS names you can use an Lmhosts file.
A copy of this file resides on every Microsoft client computer and any Net BIOS name changes need to be updated on each local machine.