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Old 06-04-2010, 02:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy what is <1><2>_MSBRO

does anyone know what <1><2>_MSBRO is.
It comes up when I run EtherApe.

Thanks in advance

Old 06-04-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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Is this a displayed node?

Does EtherApe run and display <1><2>_MSBRO as one of the active nodes, or is EtherApe failing with this as an error message?
Old 06-04-2010, 02:35 PM   #3
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It's a microsoft netbios master browser entry that is being truncated, _MSBROWSER_
This name is registered by the Master Browser and is used to broadcast and receive domain announcements on the local subnet. It is through this name that Master Browsers for different domains learn the names of different domains and the names of the Master Browsers on those domains. When a WINS Server receives a name query for this name, the WINS Server will always return the subnet broadcast address for the requesting client's local subnet.
My guess is you have a windows computer with netbios enabled on the network?
Old 06-05-2010, 01:19 PM   #4
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It does make sense now. <1><2>_MSBRO comes up as a node, stays there for about 15 min and then goes away. I run 2 Linux computers and one of them had settings to act as windows domain PDC.


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