[jcifs] (IP results from name query)

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Fri Oct 24 12:55:04 EST 2003

Michael B Allen wrote:
> >> > 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.

As always...theory and practice.  :)

Chris -)-----

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