Netbios

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by Football, Feb 22, 2009.

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  1. Football

    Football Registered Member

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    I often see in the firewall log the message "Block outgoing NETBIOS requests". What is NETBIOS and should I disable it entirely?
    Thank you in advance
     
  2. funkydude

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    It only appears if you have logging all blocked on. I too have it and have not being able to stop it, even after disabling according services etc, so i just turned off logging of all blocked.
     
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    Thank you for your reply.
    I did not mean that. I know that it willl disappear if I turn off logging of all blocked. My question is what NETBIOS is. Why does ESS block it? And will it make sense if I diable it entirely? Whether or not, it is blocked by firewall and why should I leave it enabled?
     
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