[jcifs] Master Browsing Caching
matthew at casero.com
Sat Oct 26 01:15:48 EST 2002
> So you're doing the smb:// first to get the list of known workgroups,
> then going through that list talking to the DMBs, yes?
> Note that if you have a workgroup that isn't also an NTDomain then
> won't be a DMB for that name.
Actually simpler than that. All I am trying to do is generate a
complete Network Neighbourhood view of the network. I am trying (very
hard) to stay at the SmbFile("smb://"); and then
SmbFile("smb://Domain1"); and then SmbFile("smb://host1") level to find
all the domains and then find all the machines. The simpled end result
that we want is to find all servers on the network that have a share of
a particular name. The SmbFile (as documented) abstraction works at the
proper level for us.
> Anyway, the solution you suggest is that, in response to 'smb://',
> will collect a list of IP addresses of local LMBs and then query the
> in turn until one of them responds.
Looking at the full picture from a technical side, I can empathise with
the way it is, so, moving forward I would re-suggest the following
(gleaned from the responses which held reams of content):
o SmbFile("smb://") tries to get the first list from any LMB.
first one fails to allow a connection to retrieve, then try the next and
so on. This allows a reliance on other LMBs understanding the topology
of the network. This working browser is cached and the non-working
browser is not cached.
Thanks all for the clarification.
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