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Re: Crazy flying netbios packets
- From: Eric Germann
- Date: Thu Sep 03 09:45:52 1998
At 02:59 PM 9/2/98 -0600, Pete Ashdown wrote:
>Has anyone done any estimates on how much net-wide traffic is useless
No. But then again, theres a lot of useless traffic, i.e. Phlegm-ings
rants currently on the ietf list (at least he's not on NANOG, whew)
>Are there any suggestions for cutting large chunks of this
>out of my network without punishing SAMBA and other users who need it?
1. Implement WINS within the organization and set the netbios node type to
h node (0x8) This will force the netbios stack to use a wins lookup and
then a lookup via broadcast.
2. Implement WINS within the organization and set the netbios node type to
p node (0x4?) This forces the client to ONLY use the WINS server. Note
every server has to be registered in the wins database.
Neither of these affect DNS resolution.
Also, try blocking udp and tcp ports 137, 138 and 139 at your borders.
Wins, properly implemented, can eliminate about 90%+ of useless name
Anxiously waiting for Fraziers Linux response :)
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