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Broadcast Traffic from 0.0.0.0?

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Recently I downloaded NAI Sniffer to try and get a handle on our network. I was able to find many IP addresses that where running some INEWS program that automaticly checked for updates on weather every workstation that had this installed was broadcasting a large amout of traffic. Once I removed the program from all the workstations my network calmed down quite a bit. Now when I look a the sniffer all I see broadcasting is 0.0.0.0.  I can not seem to track it down.  

on the map it looks like ...

0.0.0.0 ------------------------------Broadcast

Can someone exsplain what this is?

Also any suggestions for what I need to look for other than broadcast would help.

Thanks guys.
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Question by:tabmpierce
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mattisflones earned 750 total points
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Hi tabmpierce,
Its the network card listening on the LAN to check if its free for traffic..

Mattis
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OK what network card? do you mean the one the sniffer is useing?
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Yes..
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I had thought that might be the answer but I was unsure of how this works. Thanks for the help =)
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Youre welcome :-)
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