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Re: [vox-tech] anyone know what these kernel messages mean?



On Tue, Oct 10, 2000 at 02:04:34PM -0700, Ricardo Anguiano wrote:
> 
> geektools.com whois says address 207.215.71.255 is owned by pacbell and
> mother.com.
> 
> port 137 is Netbios name service.  255 is a broadcast address.  someone
> is looking for a netbios name resolver.
> 
> -Ricardo
> 

I'd say definitely firewall log then.

It's common script-kiddy knowledge that you can easily crash a 'doze
machine by putting garbage into 137.  They can also snoop your network
(duh).

Micah


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