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leoj_harris

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I generally use the event logs in WinXP to help
troubleshoot some of the occasional errors here
at our work network. It's a seven machine network,
nothing exceptional, workgroup and T1 access
through hardware firewall.

Today, on one of the machines, in the SYSTEM
event log I noticed two new errors recurring several
times throughout the day that are rather interesting
as they refer to one of our other network machines
somehow interfering with another; here are the
messages:

192.168.254.8 <-- system I'm reading events from
192.198.254.8 <-- Ip referred to as conflicting

-----------------------1st event--------------------------------------
Type: Error
Source: NBT

"The name "SWLD :1d" could not be registered on the Interface with IP address 192.168.254.8. The machine with the IP address 192.168.254.9 did not allow the name to be claimed by this machine."
------------------------------------------------------------------------


-----------------------2nd event--------------------------------------
Type: Error
Source: Browser

The browser was unable to promote itself to master browser. The computer that currently believes it is the master browser is LYM-MAIN.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------

In both messages, the interfering machine is LYM-MAIN, or, 192.168.254.9;
I'm reading the event log on another machine. Very strange ...


Any input would be appreciated ...
Thanks,
.joel.
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darth_ash

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Is ur subnet mask 255.255.0.0 or 255.255.255.0 ?
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