Multitudes of arp broadcasts

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Jan 16 14:53:44 GMT 1998

also set the client ms network options to set "preferred master" to "no"
instead of "auto" on each and every ms machine.

luke with rsi.

On Sat, 17 Jan 1998, Bruce Cook wrote:

> 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
>  > again.
>  > 
>  > 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
> addresses.
> 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.

<a href="mailto:lkcl at"  > Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton  </a>
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