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Old 04-29-2008, 01:29 AM
Peter Gordon
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Default Anybody know IP 192.168.1.255.137?

I'm running WinXPSP2.
I recently updated my security and now I keep getting
a message saying that my computer is trying to contact
192.168.1.255.137
I keep telling it to block the message and to remember
the answer, but it keeps recurring.

Does anybody know what this is or if not, where to find an
answer.

IP Address locator and the ARIN whois database are not very
informative.

I have done complete system scans and the report says that
my system is clean.



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Old 04-29-2008, 02:43 AM
Sebastian G.
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Default Re: Anybody know IP 192.168.1.255.137?

Peter Gordon wrote:

> I'm running WinXPSP2.
> I recently updated my security and now I keep getting
> a message saying that my computer is trying to contact
> 192.168.1.255.137



I guess you mean 192.168.1.255:137. And the 137 obviously is not meant as an
IP protocol number, but a TCP or UDP port.

> I keep telling it to block the message and to remember
> the answer, but it keeps recurring.



What exactly is "it"?

> IP Address locator and the ARIN whois database are not very
> informative.



Sure they aren't. How could they? They're not supposed to hold any
information why "it" (whatever you mean) keeps telling you about a local
broadcast of NetBIOS messages despite you having turned it off.

> I have done complete system scans and the report says that
> my system is clean.


And this changes exactly what about "it" telling you wrong stuff?

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:55 AM
flamer die.spam@hotmail.com
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Default Re: Anybody know IP 192.168.1.255.137?

these are NetBIOS requests, netbios is very old and has been replaced
by dns and therefore can be disabled.

In order to disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP you should right-click on My
Network Places and select Properties. Then right-click on the Local
Area Connection icon, and select Properties. scroll down and click on
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Properties. Now click Advanced, and
select the WINS tab. There you can disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

The only time that netbIOS needs to be left enabled is when there are
computers on your network running older microsoft operating systems
(anything before 2000, eg win 98, 95)

Flamer.

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Old 04-29-2008, 06:40 AM
Peter Gordon
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Default Re: Anybody know IP 192.168.1.255.137?

"flamer die.spam@hotmail.com" <die.spam@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:93a65dc9-2cac-41ea-a4c2-9dacaa19fecb@b9g2000prh.googlegroups.com:

> these are NetBIOS requests, netbios is very old and has been replaced
> by dns and therefore can be disabled.
>
> In order to disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP you should right-click on My
> Flamer.
>

Thanks very much for your very detailed reply. It seems to have been
successful.

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Old 04-29-2008, 12:56 PM
Sebastian G.
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Default Re: Anybody know IP 192.168.1.255.137?

flamer die.spam@hotmail.com wrote:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

***? Hotmail *is* the primary meeting place of spammers.

> these are NetBIOS requests, netbios is very old and has been replaced
> by dns and therefore can be disabled.



Now if you don't even recognize how stupid this sounds, ou have a serious
problem.

> In order to disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP you should right-click on My
> Network Places and select Properties. Then right-click on the Local
> Area Connection icon, and select Properties. scroll down and click on
> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Properties. Now click Advanced, and
> select the WINS tab. There you can disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.



Which won't stop the system from sending NetBt broadcasts...

> Flamer.



....who abuses MSIE as a webbrowser, but likes to quack about security.

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