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How can I resolve IPX addresses on my NT

By nippip ·
I just installed NetXRay on our NT network and see quite a bit of IPX activity. We only have Windows OS's on the network so I am wondering where this is coming from.
When I look at the traffic map within XRay and focus it on IPX I see two broadcast points which fan out to most of domain.
I am not sure how to resolve the IPX numbers. They look like 36C3C7D2:0060B099C26C on what would appear to be the host side of the Traffic Map and only two on the broadcast side. 36C3C7D2:BROADCAST and 00000000:BROADCAST with the 00000000:BROADCAST seeing the bulk of the activity.
First, how can I resolve these #'s to machines and 2nd how can I eliminate the IPX traffic all together.
Thanks

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by rbgnr111 In reply to How can I resolve IPX add ...

netxray should be able to reslove the hardware address of your tcp/ip addresses also. if you are using static ip's you can compare hardware addresses (ex 36C3C7D2(ipx address):0060B099C26C(hardware address)
if you list both ipx and tcp/ip with hardware addresses you can match up the hardware address and find the computers that are broadcasting ipx.
if netxray won't show the hardware address for tcp/ip try using arp to resolve the hardware address

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by jmadden In reply to How can I resolve IPX add ...

The 0060B099C26C is the hardware address. The beginning of the address is a vendor ID. The beginning of the above address I think is that of Cisco. (I did not look this up, so I'm not exactly sure.) IPX maybe enabled on your router. Another device to look for that a lot of times have IPX enabled are your external print servers.

James Madden
MCNE, MCSE, CCNA

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by Bryan Bowers In reply to How can I resolve IPX add ...

To resolve the IPX addresses type the following from a workstation:

nlist /a /b

This will display all of the users and their associated IPX addresses.

The reason you are seeing a lot of broadcast messages is that the servers will send out SAP messages every so often. These SAPs are the equivalent of saying "Here I am, and I have these services available to any user who wants them".

To your second question, if you want to eliminate the IPX traffic all together, you need to remove the protocol from your servers. Be careful though, you may still have some devices running that only are using IPX (HP JetDirect cards) to communicatee with your servers.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Bryan

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by hugevlad In reply to How can I resolve IPX add ...

36C3C7D2 in ipx-address mean ipx-network number and 0060B099C26C mean node number. Usually, node number is equal MAC-address of network card. If you use IP protocol in your network you can locate computer by MAC-address using arp protocol (try arp command).
To eliminate ipx broadcasts check that "LAN coordinator" setting is set to OFF on WIn95 boxes. With those setting "ON" computers force "elections", that generate broadcasts.

With best regards,
Vladislav.

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by tysonmathews In reply to How can I resolve IPX add ...

nbtstat -a pc's_IP
ex:
nbtstat -a 10.0.0.1
you will see the mac address, the user logged in and the workgroup and the domain listed. Pay attention to the mac address which is IPX/SPX adressing. there is your manual resolution.

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