Re: How to survive in a Micro$oft environment??

From: Gregory Maxwell (
Date: Sat Feb 26 2000 - 13:47:24 EST

On Sat, 26 Feb 2000, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2000 01:51:24 +0000 (GMT)
> From: Alan Cox <>
> SNMP sweeping the subnet is reasonable if told to do so. The trace is far
> worse, its DNS bombing the entire class C which is also other customers,
> and its doing it without sensible delays between frames
> Given my past experience with certain broken HP Printer drivers (for
> Windows) that would SNMP sweep an entire class A network at high speed,
> I'm less convinced that this kind of scanning is *ever* appropriate.
> Especially since given the use of CIDR, there's absolutely no guarantee
> that a class C subnet is going to be local. More often than not, people
> routinely get fractions of a class C these days, and the rest will go
> out over a potentially slow link.

THANK YOU!!! Whoppie! I've been trying to get those #$@#%$@#% NT boxes to
stop SNMP bombing my network for ages. The NT admins have not been able to
find the cause, you nailed it perfectly. Thanks.

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