[jcifs] Once again with feeling: SessionKey

Michael B. Allen miallen at eskimo.com
Wed Sep 4 16:44:25 EST 2002

On Wed, 4 Sep 2002 01:03:10 -0500
"Christopher R. Hertel" <crh at ubiqx.mn.org> wrote:

> I sent this query last Friday.  I'm still perplexed, even after having 
> read through all sorts of odd/obscure docs and ancient postings...
> Clues welcome:
>   There's an odd field in the Negotiate Protocol Response called the
>   SessionKey field.  It does not appear to have any relationship to
>   encryption or validation.  It's just a unique number generated by the
>   server (W/95, for example).
>   I see that it is also present in the Session Setup Andx Request.
>   Is this field used, and if so how?  jCIFS doesn't echo it back to the
>   server, but smbclient does (which is what I'd expect).  Yet jCIFS seems
>   to work fine.
>   Either the field is ignored or I'm missing something obvious.  Clues 
>   welcome.

None to give. Ask S. French. Sounds like something he would know all about.

A  program should be written to model the concepts of the task it
performs rather than the physical world or a process because this
maximizes  the  potential  for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually  similar and more importantly to tasks that have not
yet been conceived. 

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