May 17 2018

Browser Driver has Received Too many Illegal Datagrams

Published by at 4:50 pm under AS400




I was getting tons of events ID 8016 labelled “bowser” in the Windows system event log. These are generated by IBM i (AS400) servers:
 
“The browser driver has received too many illegal datagrams from the remote computer AS400 to name DOMAIN on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{356179F8-4CA4-48CA-92C2-AFEA87D1F884}. The data is the datagram. No more events will be generated until the reset frequency has expired.”
 
Here’s how to get rid of them:
Open Navigator for i
Browse Network, Servers, TCP/IP Servers
Select IBM i NetServer, clic on the Actions tab and select Properties
 

 
In the new window, go into the Advanced tab, click on “Next Start”
and untick “Send browse announcements”
 


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