Ars Technica reports on a hitherto relatively unknown Vista feature:
“One of the new features of Vista that hasn’t gotten much attention is Microsoft’s new “Computer Name” feature, which extends Windows XP’s Peer Name Resolution Protocol (PNRP) service. Simply put, Computer Name allows users to identify their machine by a unique name, rather than an IP address, from anywhere on the planet.”
Why? Because otherwise we’ll soon be running out of IP addresses, since there’s a limit of 4.3 billion. PNRP, on the other hand, allows up to 3.4 x 1038 unique addresses, which means that none of us should have to worry about it for a very long time.
Click on the link below to read more, and find out about the naming options you’ll have!