Jabstop is a program freely available at software.usc.edu used to help fix network problems. Jabstop can help prevent your computer from sending network packets that might lead to your being disabled from the USC network. Although Jabstop does not eliminate all problems, it helps to mitigate network errors caused by problems inherent to certain network software such as HP JetAdmin, PC Anywhere or Microsoft Windows. It limits broadcasting and random packets in PC Anywhere and HP JetAdmin, so that computers running Jabstop will not broadcast messages to all IP addresses on the USC network when looking for a printer in a neighboring office.
If you are running Jabstop and your computer has been disabled, there might be another program on your computer that is scanning the network. The list of possible programs includes network scanning programs, printer configuration utilities, and network image distribution programs such as Norton Ghost. Most of these programs can be used on the USC network, but rather than setting them up with options such as Find server/printer automatically, set them with options such as My server/printer is at this IP address.
Downloading and Installing
Jabstop is available on all Windows platforms from http://software.usc.edu. Version 2.0 is available for win2000/XP. Choose your operating system from the list. Then, in the list of programs, scroll down to Viewers and Utilities and select JabStop. Save the file to your hard drive in an easy to find place, such as your Desktop. When it finishes downloading, double-click the file to start it.
Jabstop 2.0 (win2000/XP)
You will receive a prompt to hit GO. Click GO; it will install itself.
Once it has finished, it permanently reconfigures your system. It may at that point ask you to reboot your system. Click the Reboot and let it reboot the system.
After the installYou do not need to take any other steps at this point. It is ok to delete the file you downloaded. If you reinstall your operating system, you will need to repeat this process.
September 11, 2008