NetSend Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Sinster, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    Is there a safe way of using NetSend? I would like to use it so I can send messages to people on the network. However I don't know how to contain it so it just for our network.
     
  2. chrisbyrd

    chrisbyrd OSNN Junior Addict

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    you may wish to disable port 135 if you have an appropriate firewall. this may stop access to other DCOM related services though. udp port 1026 would be a good bet too
     
  3. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    There really is no such thing as a "safe" netsend. Netsend is designed to be sent and received from any machine. There are no checks in the system. If you do allow Netsends, I recommend that you follow the advice above to prevent message spamming from outside your network.