[cifs-protocol] File Attributes in NT_CREATE_ANDX

Joseph Kuan joe.kuan at itheon.com
Tue Feb 6 20:11:10 GMT 2007


  I use ethereal to analysis the CIFS protocol when opening a file. I 
notice there are two consecutive sequence of NT_CREATE_ANDX -> READ_ANDX 

However, the first one NT_CREATE_ANDX has File Attributes: 0x00000000 
and the second one has value 0x00000080. I expect both File Attributes 
have values, 0x00000080, such that the bit for "Normal: This file is an 
ordinary file" is set. Strangely, the one with zero value have different 
label, "Normal: This file has some attribute set".

What does this mean?

Many thanks in advance.

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