There are 4 node types used by NetBIOS-over-UDP Name Server (WINS) nodes in Microsoft networking, CIFS, and Linux Samba.

Below is a table that defines their type, name registration method, and name resolution method to convert a NetBIOS/WINS name to an IP address.


Netstat-for-NetBIOS Commands

nbtstat  -c Lists WINS cache entries and lifetime.
nbtstat  -n Lists all my WINS names.
nbtstat  -A  w.x.y.z List all WINS names of remote IP address.
nbtstat  -a  WINS-name Same as above when name is known.
nbtstat  -RR Refreshes WINS names with WINS server.


More info on Node types.

RFCs 1001 & 1002