Solved

nbtstat -S question

Posted on 2004-04-26
6
566 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
Hello!
When I run the command "nbtstat -S" there is a * before one of the connections like shown below.
This is only on one of the connections. What does the * mean?


Connected:
*SMBSERVER 10.10.10.100 ...
0
Comment
Question by:rj2
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 10920773
The IP address and port number of the remote computer to which the socket is connected. The name corresponding to the IP address is shown, instead of the number, if the HOSTS file contains an entry for the IP address. In cases where the port is not yet established, the port number is shown as an asterisk (*).
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winntas/support/sur_util.mspx
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:rj2
ID: 10920873
PeteLong,
That is for the "netstat" command, not for "nbtstat".
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 10920922
The ugliest (and also the most common) solution is to place the NetBIOS name "*SMBSERVER" into the CALLED NAME field (encoded, of course). This special name was introduced with Windows NT4, and is now supported by Samba and several commercial implementations. It is accepted for Session Service connections to the SMB Server Service, no matter what NetBIOS name is actually registered. Note that "*SMBSERVER" starts with an asterisk, which makes it an illegal NetBIOS name. The "*SMBSERVER" name is never registered, and name queries for this name should always fail.
0
Schedule a Tour of the ATEN booth at InfoComm 2017

Tour the ATEN booth to see the the Latest Addition to the Modular Matrix Switch Series, New 4K HDMI Over IP Extender and more! Enter ATEN's Ultimate Giveaway Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of several great prizes, including an ATEN US7220 2-Port Thunderbolt 2 Sharing Switch!

 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Pete Long earned 250 total points
ID: 10920928
0
 
LVL 57

Expert Comment

by:Pete Long
ID: 10921165
ThanQ
0
 
LVL 10

Author Comment

by:rj2
ID: 10921284
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If your business is like most, chances are you still need to maintain a fax infrastructure for your staff. It’s hard to believe that a communication technology that was thriving in the mid-80s could still be an essential part of your team’s modern I…
I had an issue with InstallShield not being able to use Computer Browser service on Windows Server 2012. Here is the solution I found.
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…
Monitoring a network: how to monitor network services and why? Michael Kulchisky, MCSE, MCSA, MCP, VTSP, VSP, CCSP outlines the philosophy behind service monitoring and why a handshake validation is critical in network monitoring. Software utilized …

724 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question