Use ipchains or some such to block those ports ... there's no reason they
should be open to the world anyway ... see does that make them go away ...
remember they can trigger your diald configuration to dial out !
> -----Original Message-----
> Subject: RE: [ILUG] [FAQ] Anti-Virus for LINUX/UNIX
>> Thanks Prionnsias,
>> Aha, so is it some windows user out there port scanning then? Or is it
> harmless and can be ignored? I think this as the ip address is also
> specified and its not one of mine. How can I check this? I'm a security
> newbie so thats why I'm asking.
> Simple answer ...
> Ports 137 and 138 are the ports windows uses for NetBIOS calls, things
> machine name resolution (as distinct from dns) ...
>> Usually checks every 15 or so mins for new machines and re-announces self
> the same time ... makes the network neighbourhood go !
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