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How can be reduce the average of broadca

By Octav ·
How can be reduce the average of broadcast packets on a NetWare and WinNT switch based structured network with Win95 workstations.
Fact is that I have 20-30% broadcast messages on workstations(IPX and TCP/IP protocols). Is it because of on TCP/IP protocol from workstations, DNS have broadcast node option type? If it is so , how can I change it?

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by pete.zerger In reply to How can be reduce the ave ...

DNS is not the source of broadcasts, its the client machines, broadcasting to find one another. The fix would be to use WINS, or LMHOSTS with the #PRE flag on the clients.

If they dont have WINS or LMHOSTS, clients will broadcast to find one another.

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by j.monty In reply to How can be reduce the ave ...

If your network is not too large, then you can edit the hosts.sam file in the windows directory of your clients, and set up static host name resolution for each of your clients. That way, they wont have to find each other.

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by Foss In reply to How can be reduce the ave ...

Just to add to answer #2, if you edit the hosts.sam file, you'll have to save it as hosts (without the file extension). The .sam stands for sample, and as a result, windows won't look at it until its file extension is gone.

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by Inspectorclave In reply to How can be reduce the ave ...

Are you using DHCP? If so, add to the scope the IP of the WINS server and the node type of the WINS server (make sure to set it to 0x8 which is hybrid). Name resolution will search cache, then WINS, then LMHOSTS, then HOSTS, then DNS, then Broadcast if not can't resolve in that order. If WINS is not implemented, I would DEFINITELY install that service. Also, add #PRE #DOM to the end of the IP address in the LMHOSTS files on the Workstations (if you use LMHOSTS). FYI, make sure that the LMHOSTS file does not have an extension and is stored in the c:\<system_root> directory.

HTH,
Inspectorclave

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by steve_price In reply to How can be reduce the ave ...

What is your total bandwidth useage?
if it is low then a high percentage will be broadcasts, don't worry about it.
On the Win95 machines, chech the advance settings in the file and print properties, disable browsmaster settings, check the event log and look for errors with browsemaster elections these will tell you who is causing all the broadcasts (on the windows side)

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