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Computer accessible via IP and shown in NET VIEW, doesn't automatically appear in Explorer

The LAN with the problem has about 5 Win 8.1 PCs and a unix file server. The file server also acts as browser master via samba. File sharing works fine, each machine can see the others - except one (...
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Direct host SMB - Ports

It's well known that SMB uses port 445, and that NetBIOS uses ports 137-139. However, according to all official MS documentation (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/204279), SMB uses both TCP and ...
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NetBIOS packet probing (port 137). Does it come from the router?

For quite a while my machine's firewall has been detecting strange packets, seemingly coming from my router. I cannot explain this behavior. I suspect that somehow an attacker from the outside is ...
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Odd result in NetBIOS file share list

I'm puzzled how this can be happening. Local network all of windows 8.1 pcs, all with NetBIOS settings enabled, same NetBIOS network group name, home groups disabled (sharing using name/pw) and ...
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Windows can't see NetBIOS name of Linux PC with samba

How can I configure Samba to broadcast the server string config value so that I can access it by the name from a Windows machine? I can ping it or access it through Windows Explorer using the IP ...
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Windows 7 NETBIOS TImeout

I have a long distance WiFi point-to-point connection. It works well most of the time, but then occasionally acts up. When it does act up, I have problems connecting vie NetBIOS (Utilizing both ...
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How are host and services like file shares advertised on a local network?

For instance, when you look at "Network" in Windows, it's populated with hosts, printers, etc. Or when you map a network drive, shares and other resources just seem to "be there" even though you don't ...
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Find NetBIOS/WINS name of a IP

How can I find the NetBIOS/WINS name of a PC in my LAN In suma: I have the IP of a machine in my LAN I want to get the name of the machine (if it has one)
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How to send a netbios broadcast

I am testing some feature of a firewall and I want to send a netbios broadcast packet out. How do I this? I tried nbtstat -A "ip-addr" but this sends a unicast message not a broadcast.
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Ping / SSH computer via SMB name

At work, I can ping and SSH computers by either their IP or their SMB name. If I try that at home (no, I am not trying to access the office internal network from home), then ping / SSH by IP address ...
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Master browser msbrowse registration

On a SMB/CIFS network using NetBIOS over TCP, the group name \x01\x02__MSBROWSE__\x02\x01 is registered, which is the master browser for the subnet. If I have different domains/workgroups on my ...
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Cannot access Windows machines by Name over PPTP VPN but can access ip address

I have a PPTP VPN Incoming Network Connection setup on a windows 8.1 machine which is where I have all my computers setup on a local intranet (say machine X, Y and Z) I VPN into the Windows 8.1 ...
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net config server displays

The net config server command displays: server name \\DAN-LAPTOP Software version Windows 8.1 Server is active on NetbiosSmb <DAN-LAPTOP> Server hidden Yes Maximum Logged on Users: 20 ...
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Windows 8.1 laptop: How to assign to it 2 NETBIOS computer names?

As far as TCP/IP names are concerned, I can always assign more than one hostname to the same IP. It works great, if I use this trick at the client machine, i.e. not "the server with 2 hostnames". But ...
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NetBIOS Name resolution fails when behind another router

On "PC3", Windows name resolution fails like this. ping PC1 Ping request could not find host PC1. Please... ping 192.168.0.2 Reply from 192.168.0.2: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128 ...
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Suspicious NetBios Name Service traffic

A friend of mine recently complained about the very bad performance of the Internet connection over her family's LAN. Apparently the Internet connection worked normal most of the time but certain ...
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Vigor router not passing netbios request

A client has decided to change ISP. The new provider has supplied a Vigor 2830 which I am failing to configure correctly to replace the existing router (Thomson 585). A Dell 2800 running Ubuntu 14 is ...
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Can not access computer on Windows network (0x80070035 The network path was not found)

Computer "A" and "B": Win 7 Ultimate x64, Kaspersky Internet Security 2015, Windows Firewall turned off, UAC turned off, users are Admins. Asus RT-N12D1 WiFi router: Firewall and DoS protection turned ...
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Multiple NetBIOS names for Windows 2012 R2

I have a shared folder named \\SHARE which is replicated in another server named \\REMOTE In case of disaster, just change IP address of SHARE in DNS and point it to REMOTE Server IP, so i can ...
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NetBIOS replying only to external requests

I have some IPs on the internal network I'm 100% sure have netbios enabled. (I say "internal network", but all the IP octets differ. It is just the same institution and geographical location). If I ...
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Windows 7 NetBIOS name resolution failure

I'm having issues resolving the NetBIOS name of a new FreeNAS server. I can ping and access CIFS shares by IP i.e. \\10.1.1.15 I cannot ping or access by the NetBIOS name FREENAS Running nbtstat on ...
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Difference between NetBIOS and SMB

I'm also trying to discover the relationship between netbios-ssn typically running on Port 139 and microsoft-ds running on Port 445. I understand that previously Port 139 was more popular with older ...
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Converting NETBIOS network into a FQDN network

What steps are required to convert from a WORKGROUP/NETBIOS network into a FQDN network. Do I need to assign ALL my systems to a local IP that links to a DNS server setup on Win2012? Then do I have ...
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Enable NetBIOS in Belkin Router

Is there any way I can enable NetBIOS in my Belkin router? My Router model Wireless 150N, hardware model F7D1301 v1
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NetBIOS master browser not available

I´m having some problems in my network. Some machines take too long to access network shares. I´m looking for problems in NetBIOS because we don´t have a domain. I just tried to execute the net view ...
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Debian winbind name resolution giving multiple addresses - how to select one?

I'm trying to get winbind set up on a Debian installation as a fallback for when our DNS server fails to work. I have to use winbind (instead of an alternatives like mDNS/Avahi) since I have to use a ...
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What is NetBIOS? Does Windows need its ports 137 and 138 open?

I never really understood NetBIOS. I didn't understand the Wikipedia article about it. I searched YouTube but couldn't find a video explaining what NetBIOS is. What does NetBIOS do? I'm using a ...
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What does nmbd stand for?

What does daemon "nmbd" stand for? I want to know where come from the abbreviation to help remember the daemon name. I assumed *N*et*B*IOS *d*aemon. But what stand for remaining "m"?
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Local DNS server is required to use names instead of full IP?

My computers have local IP addresses such as 192.168.0.X. And many of the computers have names such as "MyPC" or "YourPC" etc. It seems on Windows, in most cases, just using "MyPC" instead of the ...
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Why is my computer suddenly using NBNS instead of DNS?

I have a Windows 7 laptop which I regularly use to access wireless internet when traveling. Normally, everything connects and functions as expected, but as of 4 days ago, I have noticed that I am ...
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Netbiosd trying to connect outside subnet on Mountain Lion

I'm working on a mac mini running Mountain Lion. I have LittleSnitch installed to monitor my outgoing connections. However, since a couple of days netbiosd tries to connect to an IP outside my local ...
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Why can I ping a computer using its IP address but not its computer name on my VPN?

We have a VPN set up that is a little troublesome. It doesnt assign a gateway IP address (a separate issue) but most annoyingly, I cant ping machines by their computer name, I have to use their IP ...
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Deleted/Added a DNS host entry to access a network share: path not found

I was requested to delete a host record (a CIF server on a NAS) I haven't deleted the AD account, only the DNS host record. Then I added the same host record with a different IP address which belongs ...
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How to give same hostname to multiple devices in a zeroconf network?

How to give same hostname to multiple devices in a zeroconf network , Is it even possible ? Is it even locally possible to create aliases of the same name lets say project.local on one machine to its ...
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Route NetBIOS protocol through internet

I have LAN witch connected to Internet through ADSL router and I have run file sharing in the LAN. I want to access my file sharing by another location in the Internet and i know this is not the way ...
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Windows 8 wakes from sleep immediately with errors regarding “memory type range registers (MTRRs)”

After an arbitrary, but small amount of time, my computer wakes back up after going to sleep. I have attempted desperately to solve this issue, short of contacting any official support or re-...
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NetBIOS Name 15 chars being cut off

I'm trying to debug some MSMQ related issues on a computer running Windows Server 2008 R2, which is not a member of a domain. The computer's name (the one you see as 'Computer name' in Comtrol Panel -...
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isp overriding netbios

I have a Thomson TG789vn v2 router and a weird way ISP (ASK4, UK) wants me to use it. They are telling me to connect their cable to Ethernet 1 slot and disable DHCP on the router. When I do that ...
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network shares not showing up in finder osx Lion

The shares on my network are not showing after I tried this SMBup. I tried to follow this guide but things didn't turn up as I was expecting them to work.http://knowledgebase.hsti.com/re-installing-...
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Windows 7 PC sends a lot of NetBIOS Name Queries for non-existent computer names

I have a Windows 7 PC, and have been monitoring network traffic using Wireshark, and I'm seeing this PC send out a lot of NetBIOS Name Queries for non-existent computer names. These are some of the ...
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Referencing computers by their name between OS X and Windows operating systems

I just got an iMac and have connected it to my existing network (a Workgroup not a Domain) of computers that are all running Windows (XP, Server 08 R2, Win7). From the iMac, I can successfully PING ...
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Very slow hostname resolution in Windows XPe

Hopefully a simple question to answer. I've built an XP Embedded image, and it takes from between 17 and 25 seconds for me to resolve to an IP when I ping google.com. Once it gets the IP address, ...
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How to enable netbios protocol via netsh command?

How can I enable netbios via the netsh command on windows XP?
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Can XP access HomeGroup shares if NetBIOS service is disabled on hosting Win-7 machine?

I am upgrading a small non-profit organization's computers and network. I will install Windows 7 Professional on 9 machines and Windows XP SP3 on 3 very old machines. I am interested in using ...
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Netbios network naming conflict

Currently we have a server that's complaining about Netbios naming clashes with another machine on the network, after further checking into the problem we've found out that the server's vendor have ...
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Difference between NETBIOS, host name and computer name?

In windows if you go to Computer->Properties->Advanced System Settings->Computer Name, you can change the computer name, let's say from "MYCOMPUTER" to "LEDZEPPELIN". This changes the (1) computer ...
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How to resolve NetBios names on Mac OS X?

I know there's smbutil lookup command, but I would like to know how to get it in the system lookup, similar to what is possible on Linux by modifying /etc/nsswitch.conf
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How to resolve OSX computer name to ip address for local web service?

I have a script on my XP machine that needs to contact my OSX machine by ip address. The OSX machine uses DHCP, and the ip address changes daily. However, it has a static computer name and netbios ...
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Mapping sftp/scp as a drive letter without user logins

I'm trying to find a software which could map sftp/scp services to a windows drive letter. I know there are quite a bunch of those available, but i haven't found a single one which could run with ...
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Vista crashes with blue screen

A friend of mine has Vista and it has been crashing for quite some time. He gets a regular crash with blue screen and a message that goes like "disable netbios caching" (it goes bye so fast i can't ...