[jcifs] Bit 4 in FLAGS field.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jul 17 17:12:44 EST 2002

On Wed, Jul 17, 2002 at 02:37:31AM -0400, Michael B. Allen wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002 00:52:21 -0500
> "Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at ubiqx.mn.org> wrote:
> > Mike,
> > 
> > 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).
> If  you  collected  all  of  those  errors, noted bugs in particular server
> implementations,  and  various  nick-naks  that don't make it into the docs
> because  they  punch  holes  in  the  theory  of operation it would be very
> usefull. 

I'm trying.  (In fact, my wife say's I'm very trying...)

There is a lot, but I managed to gather quite a goodsized batch for the
NBT chapter.

> > Just curious to know if this changes server behavior
> > in your experience.
> I don't remember. The SMB URL handling canonicalizes paths beforehand so to
> test server behavior you would have to disable that or write some Java code
> to issue low level requests that bypass the canonicalization. 

Okay.  FYI: I haven't seen any other clients set that bit.

Chris -)-----

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