[jcifs] Re: [OT] Java Based Master Browser

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Sat Feb 8 10:38:59 EST 2003

If you want, I can help you build a stand-alone Open Source LMB.

The specific language isn't critical to me.  I tend to think in OO terms 
(good for jCIFS) and write in C (good for Samba).

Chris -)-----

On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 05:50:48PM -0500, Matthew Tippett wrote:
> > If you are not trying to modify the behavior of the master browser I
> > do not see the benifit of not using nmbd. It should meet your needs
> > perfectly.
> To maintain flexibility we would prefer to stay with a Java based 
> solution.  We may use nmbd but we may have to move off Linux into a pure
> Java environment so we don't want to lose functionality.
> > PS: I never really understood what you guys are doing with jCIFS
> (none of
> > my business either) but you do realize that jCIFS cannot register a
> name
> > with the master browser.
> We are building an embedded system targetted at the consumer market 
> (nice and non-specific huh :).  We are using JCIFS to access local 
> machines on the home network.  Most corporate windows systems don't 
> become a master browser when they are not connected to a corporate
> network.
> Consequently we can't locate the machines on the network (achieved 
> through the smb:/// URL) with those systems.  If we have a fall back LMB
> we can fall back to what we need if there isn't a consumer windows 
> version available locally.
> So we are using JCIFS purely as a CIFS client.  But without the LMB we 
> can't get very far at all.  Consequently the only server component we 
> forsee needing is a LMB of some sort. (see the first paragraph).
> Regards,
> Matthew
> -- 
> Matthew Tippett - matthew at casero.com - (647) 439 0102 x4117
> Platform/Software Engineer - Casero Inc
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