tool to see what is broadcasting ipx/spx

hey there,

do any of you know a trusty tool and recommend it for monitoring what is being broadcast on a network?

Running a tcp/ip domain network but using a mega old accounts package called Map (Real32) and the client workstations use the ipx/spx protocol to connect into it.

we have had a few problems over the last few days and we have a feeling there is something broadcasting on the network that is causing the Map server numbers to change.

The map server and payroll server which both use the Real 32 operating system designed by IMS should both ahve the network number 00000000, but after a period of 4 days where the map server deciding nobody was goign to be allowed to connect to it, to today when it decided it was going to let people connect to it, the network number has changed to some random characters and when further investigated there is 3 replies when the map server sends its test diagnostic broadcast, there should only be 2 as far as we are concerned the MAP server (itself) and the Payroll server.

So we need to try and determine what else could be broadcasting and some workstations picking up this random network number when the hostlist is run.

What tool could i use to do this, im not concerned about the tcp broadcasts just what this third ipx/spx broadcast could be so i can stop it beofre it wreaks havoc again.

Thanks in advance.

  brundle 18:29 02 Jan 2008

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