• How much NetBIOS traffic is normal?

    What problems could I be facing by having multiple NetBIOS domains within my LAN? I am trying to reduce unnecessary traffic and have found that NetBIOS traffic runs rampant. Although I have removed much by finding and eliminating viruses, I am confused as to how much NetBIOS traffic is normal.

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  • Avoiding NetBIOS attacks without limiting remote access

    I just read your article on blocking NetBIOS connections to Windows XP Pro. It seems like a good way to avoid NetBIOS attacks, but I have a couple of doubts:

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  • NetBIOS over TCP/IP denies printer access

    I have a Win2k domain, with several shared printers. When I turn off "NetBIOS over TCP/IP," the clients can no longer access the printers. What can I do to eliminate NetBIOS over TCP/IP and still allow the shared printers to be accesses?

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  • NetBEUI (NetBIOS Extended User Interface)

    NetBEUI (NetBIOS Extended User Interface) is a new, extended version of NetBIOS, the program that lets computers communicate within a local area network.

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  • Can’t share resources on two Windows 2000 Pro machines

    I am trying to network two Windows 2000 Pro machines through a wireless router, which is connected to my cable modem. My problem is that although I can access the Internet from both the machines, I cannot share resources on both the machines. Computer one can see computer two, but it can't access...

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  • Disabling NetBIOS over TCP/IP for certain connections

    I think your NetBIOS filtering policy is interesting, although I think you might have the same effect if you just disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP for certain connections. I have a domain controller at home with an internal NIC and another to create a VPN to my ISP. I disabled the NetBIOS over TCP/IP...

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  • Can I find the NETBIOS name of a desktop by referencing only the user ID?

    Is there a tool that can find the NETBIOS name of a desktop by referencing only the user ID? For example, the whois.exe is great for finding who is logged onto a machine by only knowing the NETBIOS name.

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  • Would disabling NetBIOS traffic kill connections to network shares?

    Just read your suggestion to use IPsec and filters to disable NetBIOS traffic if you're not the only admin in your organization.

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  • Step-by-Step Guide: How to block NetBIOS connections to Windows XP Pro

    Since the Windows server service advertises on well-known NetBIOS ports, it is a common attack vector for hackers. Laura Hunter shows you how to block this avenue of attack.

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  • NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System)

    NetBIOS (Network Basic Input/Output System) is a program that allows applications on different computers to communicate within a local area network (LAN).

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