smbclient and no more -P

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Sat Jan 16 08:19:10 GMT 1999


I noticed that in 2.0.0 and beyond, smbclient ignores the -P flag.
Presumably it sets the service type to '???'.

Do all servers understand that convention?  What happens if someone out
there is still using Samba to access an old server, perhaps Lan Man,

Will this new approach break someone's carefully crafted setup?

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