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Re: UDP port 137 Question
From: Dalvenjah FoxFire <dalvenjah () dal net>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 10:52:43 -0800 (PST)

C. Jon Larsen put this into my mailbox:

Is there any *valid* reason to see UDP traffic directed at a unix box's
port 137 coming from IP sources across the internet ? The unix servers in
question are most definitely *not* running samba, and there is absolutely
no NT anywhere on this customer's network (that is seeing the incoming UDP
traffic directed at an IP destination address on port 137). (A couple
of 95 boxes scattered across an Ethernet comprise the Micro$oft part of
the network). None of the 95 boxen are running any file or print serving
(sharing) resources.

I can't think of any valid reason to see this traffic, personally. Anybody
out there that can present a scenario where I would expect to see these
UDP packets coming back in ?

No. Doubtless some idiot thinks everybody runs WinDoze and is trying to
winnuke you, especially if several boxes get hit one after the other.
E-mail the contacts of the source address and ask that the account
be removed; chances are the person wasn't clueful enough to spoof the
source address.

-dalvenjah

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