[jcifs] SMB URL
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at nts.umn.edu
Wed Sep 12 00:50:15 EST 2001
Just FYI regarding changes to the current SMB URL draft...
The following changes, based on discussions at the CIFS conference and
via E'mail, will appear in the next revision of the draft:
* Support for the :port field will be added. It was pointed out that SMB
over NBT can run on ports other than port 139. Samba supports this and
port redirection over, for example, SSH is sometimes used to secure the
* The 'cifs:' prefix will be synonymous with the 'smb:' prefix.
* The URL will support both SMB over NBT and SMB over native TCP (port
445 semantics). I do *not* yet know if/how a browse list can be
obtained from a W2K domain (a non-NBT browse list, probably stored in
Active Directory), so I do not yet know if/how the SMB URL could be used
to access a W2K Domain service list.
* The trailing "query string" syntax, common in URL strings, will likely
be supported for the purpose of adding additional parameters such as
the WINS server IP address, the Called Name to be used, etc.
Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
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