I'm not all that familiar with networking or protocols and couldn't find a similar question here or elsewhere. One of my security people is asking whether SQL Server requires NetBIOS for Named Pipes. I found this article that says NetBIOS should be disabled, but it's rather old and not from a source I've heard of.

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From this MSDN forum discussion, Tibor says:

Named Pipes uses NetBIOS

And from this MSDN forum discussion, Puzzle_Chen says:

Named pipes use the NetBIOS session layer

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