[jcifs] Quick SMB URL notes.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Wed Jan 8 06:56:52 EST 2003

I'm submitting a new draft today.

Some thoughts:


The BROADCAST keyword is supposed to specify the broadcast domain to which 
name queries will be sent.  In the case above, I've specified a unicast 
address.  The result should be that the client will send a query to for the __MSBROWSE__ name.  If the node is an LMB, it will 
respond in the affirmative.  That should work.  :)

Likewise with:




That's good.

The other thing is the SCOPEID keyword.  I am tempted to change the draft 
so that it doesn't allow for


but instead requires


That won't stop people from supporting the first format, though doing so
will encourage people to write URLs that way and that will break on
clients that don't support that format.  On the other hand, the use of
Scope is small so I don't think we'll see too much trouble from it.


Chris -)-----

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