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If a computer is communicating with another through UDP port 137, can we assume that it is a host port scan? If YES, how can we identify that and stop it from happening?

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No, you cannot assume all UDP/137 traffic is a port-scan; that could be legitimate NetBios over TCP/IP traffic.

I have a corporate laptop from my employer, and I am unconnected to the corporate network behind my home firewall. Just over the last hour alone, I have seen over 1000 NBT packets... why? Because windows is broadcasting NBT name queries for a windows domain controller, printers, SMS resources, etc...

NBT Traffic

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Understood. Thanks mike :) – user136771 May 31 '12 at 23:02

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