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Re: UDP port 137 Question
From: DAVE NORDLUND <nordlund () ccstaff cc ukans edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 1998 13:17:01 CST-600

Date:          Tue, 06 Jan 1998 12:54:52 -0500 (EST)
From:          "C. Jon Larsen" <jlarsen () ford ajtech com>
Subject:       UDP port 137 Question
To:            nanog () merit edu

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)

Are you shure these don't have ip broadcast addresses on them?  I've seen 
MS UDP packets with as the destination address if the
WIN box isn't set up reasonably.

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 ?

netbios-ns      137/tcp         nbns
netbios-ns      137/udp         nbns
netbios-dgm     138/tcp         nbdgm
netbios-dgm     138/udp         nbdgm
netbios-ssn     139/tcp         nbssn

C. Jon Larsen             Email: jlarsen () ford ajtech com
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Dave Nordlund               d-nordlund () ukans edu
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