This is what I was hoping for. Thanks all!

BTW, I did my second successful FreeBSD installation
this week on a server that I could not get it to run
on for the longest time. :-)

--- Garrett Cooper <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Steve Bertrand wrote:
> >> What is the "correct" procedure for recovering
> from
> >> this mishap? TIA! :-)
> >>     
> >
> > - download FreeBSD disk-1 from freebsd.org
> > - insert CD into drive, and install :)
> >
> > Seriously..
> >
> > It's been a while since I've actually managed a
> Windows network per-se,
> > but from what I recall, you can change the
> workgroup to something else
> > (then reboot), then re-assign the PC to the proper
> workgroup (then
> > reboot again), it may fix it. AFAIR, you can do
> this by right-clicking
> > on My Computer, and changing the computers
> identity or name.
> >
> > If that doesn't work, then ensure that Norton or
> some other so called
> > 'firewall' or 'security suite' isn't blocking
> outbound traffic via the
> > NetBIOS protocol ports:
> >
> > # grep -i netbios /etc/services
> >
> > netbios-ns      137/tcp    #NETBIOS Name Service
> > netbios-ns      137/udp    #NETBIOS Name Service
> > netbios-dgm     138/tcp    #NETBIOS Datagram
> Service
> > netbios-dgm     138/udp    #NETBIOS Datagram
> Service
> > netbios-ssn     139/tcp    #NETBIOS Session
> Service
> > netbios-ssn     139/udp    #NETBIOS Session
> Service
> >
> > Also, port 445 TCP and UDP may come into play
> here.
> >
> > Interesting though that inbound is allowed/working
> but outbound is fudged.
> >
> > Is this PC on a win2k Domain? Is there anything in
> the 'logs' (stated
> > very loosely) in the Event Viewer on the
> remote/local hosts?
> >
> > Steve
> 
>     He hosed something with the network
> configuration.
> 
>     *digs out old Windows tech support knowledge*
> 
> 1. Executing: 'netsh int ip reset log' from
> Start->Run will clean reset 
> the TCP/IP stack (it helps, on occasion).
> 2. Uninstalling / reinstalling 'Client for Microsoft
> Networks' and 'File 
> and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks' may be a
> good bet if 
> something's corrupted.
> 3. Adjusting 3rd party firewall rules to not block
> ports 137-139 and 445 
> (both TCP/UDP connection types) should eliminate the
> problem, if any do 
> exist.
> 
>     And when all else fails.. backup and reinstall
> (typically this is 
> less time consuming than root-cause debugging the
> problem). With an OS 
> that age, your client really should be using XP
> anyhow if he/she can 
> help it, because of the fact that it's not supported
> by M$ anymore.
> 
> Cheers,
> -Garrett
> 



       
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