[jcifs] Issue listing "smb://"

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Thu Jul 15 20:14:09 GMT 2004

On Thu, 15 Jul 2004 05:13:33 -0400
Eric Glass <eric.glass at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 
> > If there is a default workgroup name given, then the correct mechanism
> > would be to query for domain<1D> and use the workgroup's own LMB first.
> > If there is no default workgroup name (o jcifs.smb.client.domain is
> > specified) try __MSBROWSE__ and ask any LMB.  If there's no LMB for any
> > workgroup on the local wire--or if in 'P' mode, then:
> > 
> > If there's a default domain name given, try contacting domain<1B>.  If
> > that fails, or if there's no default workgroup/domain name given, then
> > query the NBNS for *<1B>.  This last is a desparate move.  *If* the NBNS
> > is a Samba server, you'll get back a list of IPs for all known DMBs for
> > all known domains/workgroups.  Query one or more of those for the browse
> > list.
> > 
> So, to summarize, the "most ideal" process would be:
> 1) If jcifs.smb.client.domain is specified, query domain<1D> to get
> the LMB for that workgroup.
> 2) If no results from above (or if jcifs.smb.client.domain is not
> specified), try __MSBROWSE__ to get a LMB for any workgroup.
> 3) If no results from above, and if jcifs.smb.client.domain is
> specifed, query domain<1B> for the DMB.
> 4) If no results from above, as a last ditch attempt query *<1B> for
> all known DMBs (only works with Samba).
> Correct?

I can't go through a process like this for every little lookup. We have keep
the lookups practical. Directing the NetServerEnum to the address assocaited
with the jcifs.smb.client.domain parameter is good enough.


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