For the last 9 years, I have maintained a home Windows Domain (Active Directory) for all my systems. I am now looking at removing the domain, as I don't want the overhead in maintaining it.
However, without AD and DDNS, how will my machines identify each other? In the 90s I know that NetBIOS was the primary way to name/locate services. Is this still the case? What directory service/protocol should be used on a domain-less network?
I want to use the network for simple network shares, nothing too complex.