NetBIOS-less SMB on port 445?

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Fri Jan 28 14:47:02 GMT 2000

At 07:50 AM 1/29/00 +1100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
>> Um...  How true to draft-leach-cifs-v1-spec-01.txt is it?
>you know, i'm not sure if i looked at it very closely.  it's pretty
>trivial, you know!  you just don't do a NetBIOS session request, you start
>straight off with an SMBnegprot!

Yes, but you still use the 4-byte header, which is now only an SMB record
size header.

However, this NetBIOS-less SMB stuff is a major loss, as you can no longer
do virtual servers.

Samba virtual servers are neat and have lots of uses.

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, Master Linux Administrator :-),
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