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thousands of requests coming from our domain controllers, over port 139

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i got an email from our network engineer that there are 2 servers on our network that are probing multiple machines on other networks in our WAN
the 2 servers are active directory domain controllers, and they are sending out requests over port 139
how can i tell what program is running on this machine that is probing port 139 from our DC
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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Dear jsctechy

You can use TCPView by SysInternals (i.e. Microsoft) is a great tool. or I think you may want to try out netstat.exe, which is typically located at C:\WINNT\system32\netstat.exe .

A help page is available with

netstat -?

Examples are:

netstat -a

Lists all local TCP connections and listening ports together with remote TCP endpoint.

netstat -o

Adds the process ID to the output.

netstat -b

Gives you the name of the executable wich was involved in establising this connection/port.
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You will find TCPView more helpful as its GUI and you don't need to install.
You can download from FTP - live.sysinternals.com
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thanks shahnawaz, tcpview is
SYSTEM PROCESS
PID: 0
TCP
(hostname is the local address)
54039 is one of the local ports
remote address is a hostname of a pc in a different office,
microsoft-ds is one of the remote ports
state is time_wait
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