NetBIOS-free SMB protocol on port 445 in Windows 2000/XP

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed Aug 29 23:26:15 GMT 2001

Jay Ts wrote:
> Chris Hertel wrote:
>>Yes, we know.  Have known for over a year.
>>I think it was Tridge who convinced Microsoft to use port 445. 
> Cool.  So can I assume that it will be no problem to add support for 
> it?

As far as I am aware, port 445 access is already supported in Samba.

However, you lose virtual server support if clients use it.

> And are plans for such in process?
> - Jay Ts
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