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NT network w/ lots of IPX talk????

By nippip ·
I just installed NetXRay on our 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 broadcastpoints 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.
1st how can I resolve these #'s to machines and 2nd how can I eliminate the IPX traffic alltogether.
Thanks

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Check your help file for NBTSTAT paramaters, NBTSTAT -A[ipaddress] should give you the host name of the units. Then check the units to see if they have NWLINK working IF they've got admin status they might have configured Preferred Server and the other areas that causes the unit to search for an IPX connection. If this is true then the first thing you'll want to do is remove NWLINK. Restart and see if the problem still exists.

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by calves In reply to NT network w/ lots of IPX ...

The number is the NIC card number. Each NIC worldwide has a unique number that is matched with the IP of that machine. Your NetXray should be able to translate the NIC address to an IP address. From there you just use the DHCP Server to match the IP with the user.
Once there, you just go to the properties of Network Neighborhood and unistall the IPX/SPX protocol.

Good Luck!

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by Phinaddict In reply to NT network w/ lots of IPX ...

It sounds like you have some machines that are running the IPX protocol. What the numbers are that you are referring to are the network number set up under IPX and the node. You will need to find the machine with this loaded and unbind the protocol to stop the broadcasts. It looks like it is just one computer doing the broadcast over the network using the 000000000:BROADCAST I know on an IPX network to find out more info you use the command ipxroute but not positive in an tcp/ip network. You could try rarp or look in your WINS database for more hints.

Good luck!

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by -Q-240248 In reply to NT network w/ lots of IPX ...

Find the source MAC addresses of the offending IPX spammers andmatch that number in your WINS database, or ARP tables on servers or routers or PCs. The offenders could be anything from routers, printers, servers or PCs...

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by rwscc In reply to NT network w/ lots of IPX ...

I don't know NetXray, so I'll describe how to fix this with NT. Load IPX on NT with the frame type set to autodetect. Reboot, then, at command prompt, run "ipxroute /servers" this will list any devices providing a service thru IPX. Most IPX servers broadcast every 60 seconds. If the names are not Windows machines, they are likely to be network print servers. Some printservers will let you disable IPX. Others may let you increase the broadcast interval to reduce traffic. If you disable IPX on all routers and remove it from the windows machines, the remaining broadcasts from printservers should be negligeble.

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