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Gerald Carter gcarter at valinux.com
Fri Mar 9 01:50:48 GMT 2001

On Thu, 08 Mar 2001 12:37:22 Peter de Groot wrote:
> Be nice to have a "real time" sniffer program that 
> gives me a handle on what the browse lists and lookups 
> are doing.
> nmblookup sort of does it ............. but I 
> would like to be able to see the browse list 
> synchronising/requests..  what the wins server is 
> doing... the browse list/name lookups/election
> requests coming in from the windows clients.. also 
> the PDC and BDC traffic.  
> The traffic coming in from other subnets.
> Watch the broadcast traffic for domain master etc etc
> Would also be nice to see the name lookups ...
> DNS vs and WINS to try and get a bit of a feel on
> how it all hangs together.
> Be nice to have this running when starting the 
> samba server(s), booting a PC .. running down subnet 
> sync problems etc etc
> Very often I used to get a rogue PC(s) that used to 
> do their own thing.. DNS/wins server settings etc .. and 
> this would be useful to find them.

I think I understand what you want.  Ethereal might be 
a good start.  I need to think some.

Cheers, jerry
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