[jcifs] (IP results from name query)

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Fri Oct 24 12:05:41 EST 2003

>> > does jCIFS collect all of the responses in one NbtAddress object or
>> does
>> > it only return the first one (and ignore the others)?
>> Returns the first, ignores the rest.
> Hmmm...  Speaking as the theory guy (and after having thought about it a
> while) I would have to say that this is wrong.  [ducks]
> A group name is associated with zero-to-many IP addresses.  Using a tool
> like nmblookup, a broadcast query for a group name returns several IPs.
> The default WINS behavior of sending only in response to a
> group name query is clearly broken as Microsoft found out when they
> patched WINS to provide special [that's "correct"] behavior for <1C>
> names.

Agreed. It is natrual to return all addresses associated with a group
name. But NbtAddress provides no such method because we have never needed
such a method. In fact, I think we had that functionality in an early
version of jCIFS but it was removed simply because it wasn't/isn't needed.


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  important, to tasks that have not
yet been conceived.

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