Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 381
  • Last Modified:

Detecting connected users

Situation:
Two Windows 95 computers connected through an ethernet LAN. Computer A shares his harddisk and Computer B is connected to it. How can i detect that a user is connected to my computer.
When shutting down, windows prompts me that a user is connected. But I want to detect is myself. I don't want to run Interactive programs like Network monitor. Is there a registry setting I can check or a command line utiltiy I can run.

When I know how to detect a user connected to my computer, I want to disconnect the user. Also this from command line or registry settings. As a result I can reboot my computer with no questions asked.
Thanks,
Peter
0
PJansen
Asked:
PJansen
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
1 Solution
 
shawndCommented:
Ya just run Net Watcher...comes with 95...
add/remove programs, windows setup, accessories, net watcher...
later Shawn

0
 
PJansenAuthor Commented:
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't that a interactive GUI program. As I wrote in my question, I would like to detect it from command line or from the registry. The solutions must me useable in an unattended shut down procedure.

Thanks,

Peter
0
 
PJansenAuthor Commented:
Edited text of question
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
shawndCommented:
oh, ok...
What about the "net" command....Like "net view", That may be a little more helpful..."net view \\computername" as well
just do a "net/?" at the dos prompt for all available options..
later
Shawn

0
 
PJansenAuthor Commented:
I can't find an option to get the info with the net command. I did find an other option: nbtstat -s
It gives me the connections out and into my computer. So that's step 1 (unless somebody has a better idea), now I want to disconnect the user some way.
Ideas?
Peter
0
 
shawndCommented:
try "net stop /?"
0
 
PJansenAuthor Commented:
Doesn't work. Cant be run in a dos box.
Other options?

Peter
0
 
clay111296Commented:
Alternative solution to the problem - this will bypass the annoying, modal dialog that asks if you want to disconnect the user.

Have you considered using a program such as rtvRECO,which watches for dialogs and presses buttons in them?  This will allow your PC to reboot "with no questions asked" (so to speak).  Its a freeware program and I use it extensively to automate windows tasks.  Great for getting rid of dialogs.  www.demon.co.uk/rtvsoft
0
 
PJansenAuthor Commented:
Link is not ok. Do you know where to find it now?
Peter
0
 
hkpCommented:
You can see if someone has been on your computer, just by useing the ARP command line utility. Try:

arp -a

This way you get information about the IP and MAC addresses with recent connections, the last 2-10 minutes.

0
 
xt52Commented:
use a program called netwatcher pro.

Netwatcher pro can be setup to play a sound just when somebody connects to your computer and at the bottom right hand of your screen there will be a bulb and if that is
red it means there is someone connected to your computer.

There are other facilities which enables you to disconnect them also.
0

Featured Post

Concerto's Cloud Advisory Services

Want to avoid the missteps to gaining all the benefits of the cloud? Learn more about the different assessment options from our Cloud Advisory team.

  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • +2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now