Sending messages to an IP address

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Steely, May 16, 2002.

  1. Steely

    Steely OSNN Addict

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    Just a newbie question! I'm pretty new to IP addresses and networking. I'm using a Cable Broadband connection with a static IP address using Win98 (upgrading to XP Pro next week!)

    Is it possible to send a message to someones IP address to someone using a dial-up connection using Windows 2000 using a network messaging utility? If so, what utility could I use to do this?

    Thanks





    Dan
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    You could try:
    net send <computer> <message>
    where <computer> is the computer to send to. I know this works on a LAN using the name of the computer but I haven't tried using it across the Internet using an IP.
     
  3. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    It will work across the net using an IP if they have the windows messenger service on. (thats messenger service, not msn messenger.)
     
  4. xsk8zerox

    xsk8zerox Moderator

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    Also they have to have netbios enabled i belive
     
  5. 1timemember

    1timemember Guest

    Yes you can and its called nuking
     
  6. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

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    No, its only nuking if you flood someone with mass amounts of messages that cause the computer to overload with data and disconnect. Although also having to have NetBIOS unfirewalled (on the recieving end only), leaves network shares unsecured, so people would be able to access your PC's shared folders by typing \\<IP Address>.

    JJB6486
     
  7. BIG B 33

    BIG B 33 Guest

    in 'run' or DOS type:

    net send "username/computername/maybe IP?" "message"

    take out quotes

    example:
    net send uslibr04 stop playing games in the library

    or

    net send smith.j stop playing games in the library