SMTP notification in Win95/98/ME

Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by remargon, Oct 16, 2006.

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  1. remargon

    remargon Registered Member

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    Hi guys,

    I searched the forum for a solution, but without success. As mencioned in title, I'm trying to configure some computers with Win95/98/ME (remember that? ;) ) to send SMTP notifications, but something is wrong. I'm using the default message, and the variable '%ComputerName%' isn't solving the NetBios name, returning 'unknown' on the name of the computer.

    Many different settings for the LAN Properties, including DHCP and static IP, Host, Domain, etc... gone tested, and nothing does the names appear as we need. I'd thinked that 'ComputerName' may be an environment variable in Windows, and set it in the autoexec.bat for load on boot, but again without success (the variable loads, but not solved the problem).

    Than I ask: Is it a NOD32 error? Why it isn't solving the name of the computer for the notification messages?

    P.S.: Already tested in WinXP and everything is OK.
     
  2. remargon

    remargon Registered Member

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    Any ideaso_O Please!!!
     
  3. Blackspear

    Blackspear Global Moderator

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    Do you have the computer name in the Identification tab?

    Cheers :D
     
  4. remargon

    remargon Registered Member

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    Hi Blackspear,

    At first, I'd like to congratulate you for your amazing job in this forum.

    And about your question: yes, I did it. The name is correctly setted in the identification tab of network properties.

    I really wait that someone in forum (world) had passed for this, and guide me to the light!!! :)

    I'll be waiting...
     
  5. agoretsky

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    Hello,

    Can you take a look at the following registry keys on one of the computers:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP]


    and verify that either a ComputerName or HostName value is set correctly under at least one of the keys?

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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  6. remargon

    remargon Registered Member

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    Hi agoretsky, thanks for help.

    This is what I found in one of the machines ( LEVI is the name, running Win98 ):

     
  7. Georgio

    Georgio Registered Member

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    Hi Remagon,

    NOD32 uses the name from API function GetcomputerName (in kernel32.dll) so if it works corectly there should no problem with regard to NOD32

    However you may try to change %ComputerName% to %COMPUTERNAME% in "NOD32 Control Center > NOD32 System setup > Notifications > Setup" and check if it makes difference.
     
  8. remargon

    remargon Registered Member

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    Thanks for your help, Georgio. I set the variable as "%COMPUTERNAME% like you said, and it still doesn't work.

    Found another user in forum that solved his problem renaming the computer. Then I tried the same, renaming to "Levi-win98", but again doesn't work.

    To prove that I'm not doing something wrong, see:

    From Regedit:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\ComputerName\ComputerName]: ComputerName "LEVI-WIN98"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\VNETSUP]: ComputerName "LEVI-WIN98"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\VxD\MSTCP]: HostName "levi-win98"


    And from NOD32 settings (at this time, using messenger service from Windows, that shows same problem):

    http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/remargon/images/notification_settings.JPG

    http://geocities.yahoo.com.br/remargon/images/messenger_notification.JPG

    Note that in messenger service of Windows I can recognize the computer because the sender of message is identified in title, but in SMTP messages this is not possible if the SMTP server be in Internet Service Provider (my case).

    I'm almost dropping out... This versions of Windows are too old and the most of people are already using the newer versions, turning the solution for this problem a great waste of time. If no one post a specific solution for this in a few days, I'll quit. And thanks to all for the concern.
     
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