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NETBIOS & Traffic Problem

By alonso.ramirez ·
Have this essenario: We've W2K domain and all the workstations with W2K Professional, our ISP told us that we have an excesive traffic of NETBIOS, so that we have some crashes, our lan is so big, but all workstations haven?t installed the NetBIOS protocol only DHCP & DNS Server heve it in order to provede a directory service of all the PC's conected to the lan. QUESTION:What can I do in order to reduce te NetBIOS traffic and also the net crashes without affect the PC's directory service????.....
Thanks!!!! so much!!!!!!!

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NETBIOS & Traffic Problem

by dbowlin In reply to NETBIOS & Traffic Problem

In the advanced settings for TCP/IP on the WINS tab, disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

Is your lan connected directly to your ISP without a firewall or router? IF you have a firewall or router, you can set them so they do not pass NetBIOS traffic to your ISP.

You may be running some applications that use NetBIOS. Use NetMon to look at the traffic on your LAN to see if you can figure out where the traffic is coming from.

Good Luck,

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