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Hi, I was wondering usually SQL communication should be on port 14333. by filter using "browser", there's some indication of SQL services. Is 192.168.255.255 a SQL server ?

Are the clients broadcasting to look for SQL services ?

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asked 14 Dec '16, 03:51

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The protocol is the Microsoft Computer Browser service, and that specific message is a master browser annonuncement sent by the elected local master browser, which is usually done by a server if there's one in the workgroup\domain. Such announcements carry a set of bit flags indicating the server type, one of which is SQL server.

Clients receive the broadcasts and could use it to determine SQL server capability\availability.

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answered 14 Dec '16, 05:36

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