[jcifs] enumerating domains with Wins server

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Fri Mar 19 02:36:46 GMT 2004

Christopher R. Hertel said:
>> The problem with this, in my view, is that the resulting picture of the
>> network neighborhood depends on the [LMB] that answers first, and its list
>> of domains may not be authoritative.
> If you s/PDC/LMB then you're absolutely right.

You can see that SmbFile.getAddress is where the MASTER_BROWSER_NAME is
queried. You could easily override that to specify a different address in
which case you could get the browse list for a particular LMB or DMB. But
it will never be "authoritative" like DNS. The browse service is
completely dynamic.

In the future we might permit specifying an address with the URL using a
query string parameter such as perhaps:



The SMB URL draft link is broken. Is the one on the Davenport site current?



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