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Re: A little off topic - Microsoft Networking Problem

Yep - I've had this.
The way to fix it is to create a C:\WINDOWS\NETWORKS file that is exactly
like the /etc/networks file on linux systems.

I think that what is happening is that the windows clients are trying to
broadcast to the whole world rather than just to the local network. Certainly
keeping an uptodate c:\WINDOWS\NETWORKS and c:\WINDOWS\HOSTS file will help,
though I suspect that with 100+ clients you must be using a DNS server rather
than host files.



On Mon, Jun 04, 2001 at 11:59:32AM +1000, Ian Perry wrote:
> I know this is a little off topic but...
> I have a network of 100+ operating Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, Netware Server,
> Linux (here I have to add that the machines running linux and netware have
> been up continuously for over 11 months and never missed a beat unlike the
> others mentioned)
> On the windows machines, they are taking forever to pull up Network
> Neighbourhood.  It began happenning a few months back without explanation
> and has been happenning randomly ever since (we had not changed the network,
> nor brought any new machines online).  We have no problems with IPX, or
> TCP/IP on any of the machines.
> I was just wonderring if anyone has had a problem similar and was there a
> quick solution to finding the problem rather than taking the 100+ network
> down and thoroughly testing it.
> Thanks
> Ian
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Matthew Sackman

Using Debian/GNU Linux
Enjoying computing

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