[jcifs] Session Service Retarget messages.

Michael B. Allen miallen at eskimo.com
Sat May 18 14:28:51 EST 2002

On Fri, 17 May 2002 02:03:12 -0500
"Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at ubiqx.mn.org> wrote:

> I've been playing with Session Service retarget messages.  (RFC1002, section
> 4.3.5).  The basic idea is simple.  When the client connects to
> the server, the server may send back a message saying "try again, using IP
> <xx.yy.zz.qq> on port <pp>".
> In my testing, the smbclient program from Samba will respect the retarget
> message, and so does Windows/98.  The only thing needed is some form of name
> resolution (I tested by using nmbd without smbd running).
> It's interesting, I think.  There are some subtle implications (such as the
> ability to do load balancing and the possibility that users could run SMB
> services on high-numbered ports...).
> Mike: do we recognize/support retarget messages?

Nope.  But I don't think it would be real hard to implement. If you have an
environment  with which to test this stuff you should try to patch jCIFS to
do it.


May The Source be with you.

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