if your network doesn't have a server (just a workgroup),
you could change the name of your machine to say 'lamer' (assuming you have the rights to do that), send a handful of silly messages then change the name back, reboot and play innocent.
That may work.
November 22nd, 2001, 07:09 PM
PS. Stopping the Messenger service will stop you recieving silly pop-up's from the net send command if thats all you want.
November 22nd, 2001, 08:35 PM
I tried the net send command today and it worked :]
Instead of using the wild card[*] I instead typed a classmates user name and they got the message.
Thanks again :]
[Yes my college uses novell]
i was not able to change my user name though.....if we change things like that we get a $400 fine!!!!
i can think of so many more uses for 400 bucks...a new hard drive maybe? hehe
November 23rd, 2001, 04:07 AM
is winpopup strictly network based or could I send a message to any user pending they have the program running?
November 23rd, 2001, 05:12 AM
Winpopup uses Netbios (and Netbios over other protocols.)
In order to recieve the message, the user has to have winpopup.exe running, and also, you have to send it to the correct user or workgroup. In other words, you have to be able to see them in network neighborhood in order to send things to them. You can try finding their IP address and adding it to the lmhosts cache file, then running nbtstat -R to reload it, and then sending it to the computer name you specified in the cache file... I oughta try that.
November 23rd, 2001, 05:33 AM
net send doesn't support tcp/ip, at least with nt4, I havent played with it much since. It will resolve tcp/ip to the netbios name and send to that, but it will not allow you to send over a routed network (has to be bridged). Modifying the hosts file will not stop this.
November 23rd, 2001, 05:23 PM
Thanks, for the tip jcdux, will change the node name and spam the hell out of him!
Shkuey, just a note to let you know that i have been using netsend on an NT4 workstation and going via NT 4 server and have had no probs at all! - try the syntax again
November 23rd, 2001, 11:09 PM
if it's novell just send something back like "stop it luser"
how to do that?
make a new shortcut to //server (at my school this is fs1, it appears right after the login screen like this
connecting to fs1
then right click it and select send message than you get a list with computers
this works at my school because they are to stupid to turn it of
you have a change that your massage sais were it came from
November 23rd, 2001, 11:11 PM
and i'm to stupid to learn english
November 23rd, 2001, 11:46 PM
An Idea ...
You say net send works ....
if you make a simple batch file (check the post in tut for more info on batch files) that looks like so:
net send * Welcome to hell...
The star means all computers on the network (replace with I.P to attack one single computer.
MAKE SURE YOU SAVE IT ON THE HARD DRIVE
what this will do is send a message to everyones computer, and then run the batch file again, sending the message once again to everyones computer and so on.
Then to ensure annonymity ... make it a scheduled task to run that file at a time when you are not at school/college whatever.
Have fun, just be carefull with it as this will really wind your sys admin up.