NetBIOS name server protocol spoofing

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Mon Aug 14 05:19:39 GMT 2000

On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Peter Polkinghorne wrote:

> Summary: machines can be asked to give up NetBios names, by means of
> name conflict and name release requests.
> I did have a quick look at the code, but apart from no obvious ref to
> conflict packets could not determine.
> Is Samba vulnerable to this problem?

no, because the nmbd service is totally independent of the smbd service.
nmbd does not have to be run *at all*.

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