SMB libray suitable for use in non-Samba projects

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Fri Nov 17 01:33:26 GMT 2000

Matt Peterson wrote:
> Can anyone give me some information / background / anything on the use
> of Samba code from a non-Samba application?  I was expecting to find
> something as simple as a smb.h and that could be used like any
> other utility library...  I've found the library, now I'm looking for a
> header file (includes.h won't do the trick - it includes everything in
> the Samba universe not just what would be needed to use libsmb).  I
> believe I can make a header file that would work with libsmb code, but
> before I spend time doing it, I though I'd see if anyone has a simpler
> solution to the problem.
> Assuming that I have not missed a viable samba library solution is
> there interest in an offer from Caldera to work on a libsamba and
> what are the chances that the library would be an "official" Samba
> build target?

The code in libsmb is what you need to look at. It's nearly
there as a library - the problem is it depends on other parts
of Samba.

If you can give the changes to make it a build target I'd
be happy to integrate them.


	Jeremy Allison,
	Samba Team.

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