Curious Host Announcements from Samba

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Thu Nov 18 08:09:36 GMT 1999


I have noticed some interesting things about the way nmbd sends host
announcement browser mailslot messages as a result of decoding this stuff
in Ethereal.

Samba initially sends a bunch of host announcements with no Server type
bits set, and then after a while sends a further bunch with a number of
bits set.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
Samba (Team member,, Ethereal (Team member,
Co-author, SAMS Teach Yourself Samba in 24 Hours
Author: First Australian 5-day, intensive, hands-on Linux SysAdmin course

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