[cifs-protocol] dfs referral for sysvol and windows XP

Matthieu Patou mat at samba.org
Tue May 17 15:08:37 MDT 2011

Hello doc help,

While revisiting the DFS implementation for samba I remade some tests 
with XP and It seems that when doing the last step in order to resolve 
Even if we tend to send the same frame, XP comes to samba 4 when asking 
for a DC holding \\domain.tld\sysvol. So as we support this level we return
entry for this level.

But then it fails to connect to \\dc.domain.tld\sysvol and keep doing 
ntlm connection to \\domain.tld\sysvol.

Is this "normal" ?

I put another capture here: http://www.matws.net/mat/misc/dfs2.pcap.gz 
where we can clearly see that the client starts to do NTLM auth to 
connect to \\domain.tld.

Thanks for your answers.


Matthieu Patou
Samba Team        http://samba.org
Private repo      http://git.samba.org/?p=mat/samba.git;a=summary

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