Quick Answer: LLTD Responder

OK, this is a new section that I will add to address networking issues that are commonly “searched”.

AKA:  This section will detail topics that keep popping up in my logs as “Search Terms”.

For the first one, I will respond with information on a LLTD Responder client for Windows XP Professional workstations.

From the KB article:

Network Map in Windows Vista makes network diagrams of the connections between network devices that can be used to troubleshoot connectivity problems. Network Map uses a discovery protocol called Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) that queries other devices on the network to determine how the network is organized.

Windows Vista includes the software components that implement the LLTD protocol. For other devices on the network to be displayed on the map, they must enable a discovery protocol that can respond to the mapping requests from the Windows Vista-based computer.

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