[Samba] nbns broadcast problem *<00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00><00>

Lee Baker LBaker at mcauley.org.uk
Mon Feb 7 15:24:31 GMT 2005

I have a samba server that intermittently broadcasts netbios name
queries for
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3 seconds, taking out virtually all other network communication.
Here is one of the packets:
No.     Time        Source                Destination           Protocol
2385639 1531.790940         NBNS
Name query NB
Frame 2385639 (92 bytes on wire, 92 bytes captured)
Ethernet II, Src: 00:c0:49:d8:da:3c, Dst: ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
Internet Protocol, Src Addr: (, Dst Addr: (
User Datagram Protocol, Src Port: 32944 (32944), Dst Port: netbios-ns
NetBIOS Name Service
Any help would be much appreciated.
Lee Baker

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