smbmount and smbfs (was Re: smbmount et al...)

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Sep 28 18:39:46 GMT 1998

> The basic problem is that smbfs really needs to know which flavor of server it's talking
> to, as the smb protocol level isn't sufficient. For example, for one of the smb messages
> Win 95 swaps the order of timestamp fields, contrary to SMB docs _and_ Win NT practice.

nt does this by doing a "NetServerEnum" dce/rpc call
win95 does this by issuing an SMBopenX on a dce/rpc pipe "\PIPE\lsass" and
then closing it, if the open succeeded.

... identifies whether the server is nt or not-nt.

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