Could sharesniffer
February 27, 2001 11:23 AM   Subscribe

Could sharesniffer be the reason I'm getting so many more netbios attempts on my ADSL machine recently?
posted by viama (3 comments total)
This Register article airs the author's reasoning behind this highly suspect program. The sharesniffer site is running like a dog as I write.
posted by viama at 11:25 AM on February 27, 2001

Humm, this hardly qualify as "news". I cant get the sharesniffer site to load right now, but as far as I understant, it's just another netbios scanner. I saw one of the first in 1997 I think, it was a command line tool named nbtscan invoking nbtstat. Now, there's ton of them, even fast and stable commercial ones like essential nettools, security port scanner, ip-tools, or free ones like networld, share finder, smb scanner, larva, legion... other tools (winfingerprint, tcpnetview, netconnect, connectto) may also help... For sure the greatest P2P system ever :)
posted by kush at 1:22 PM on February 27, 2001

That was the whole point - you're right, these scanners aren't new, but this is the first time one is being sold as a P2P system.
posted by viama at 10:15 PM on February 27, 2001

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