Profiling an Operating System (Part 4)

by Don Parker
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

A Microsoft Windows computer network is a very busy one. There is all kinds of traffic flying around the various computers. You may have heard that the NetBIOS protocols are quite chatty, and indeed they are. What we will be looking at in this article is the NetBIOS protocols and what they in turn will tell you about a computers role on a network. How we shall go about detecting this NebBIOS supplied information is via the NBTSTAT command available to you courtesy of a DOS prompt. Being able to gather this type of hard information is useful to you as a system administrator, for it will allow you to see your network as an attacker would.