[jcifs] Bit 4 in FLAGS field.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jul 17 15:52:21 EST 2002


I was running some tests with jCIFS (output to be put into my book) and 
noticed that jCIFS is setting bit 4 of the FLAGS field.

The SNIA CIFS doc says (...I quoteth from the source):

Bit 4:  Obsolescent -- client case maps (canonicalizes) file and directory
        names;  servers must ignore this flag.

That last bit means that it's safe to use, but it will be ignored.  Is
there a reason this is set?  I've found a number of things in the SNIA
that don't quite match empicial evidence (mostly hold-overs from the
Leach/Naik draft).  Just curious to know if this changes server behavior
in your experience.

Chris -)-----

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