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It is possible to delete entries in a WINS database using SNMP. Deletingthe entries is done by sending an SNMP set packet to your WINS serverrunning SNMP, with a command telling it to delete a specific owner. Ifsecurity is not set up to accept packets only from certain sources, andsomeone knows your community name, the server will accept any set packetsas being valid and delete the WINS owners entries.
Microsoft has updated Winsmib.dll and Wins.mib to correct the problem.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.