Multitudes of arp broadcasts
BC3-AU at bigfoot.com
Fri Jan 16 06:49:45 GMT 1998
Todd Vander Does writes:
> Our Windows95 appear to be looking for servers or going through the
> election process all the time. They broadcast arp whois queries
> for each of the 8160 possible IP addresses in our subnet range.
> For the 100 or so that respond, they then try to make a connection
> and fail on our Unix, X terminal, and VMS boxes. Then they start
> Does anyone know how to turn off the browsing or specify a permanent
> set of servers in Windows95?
WOW I didn't know it was that bad.
Try setting up a WINS server.
The WINS server acts a central database to map NetBIOS names into IP
If you don't already do it, try setting a samba server up on your unix
box, in such a manner that it will win browse master elections. This
has the advantage of being a machine that stays up for longer, and
won't force elections by comming on and off line all the time.
More information about the samba