namedquery.c timing question

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Jan 19 17:10:22 GMT 2001

If I correctly remember the traces I was looking at last month, Samba and 
Wind/95 have different timeout values.  I *think* that there is .25 
seconds between name query packets from a Wind/95 box and I *think* that 
Samba uses a larger value.

I'll have to look at the traces again.  It's easy to generate, though.  
Just send queries (using nbtstat on Windows and nmblookup with Samba) for 
a non-existent name.

Chris -)-----

> On Wed, Jan 17, 2001 at 10:19:28AM -0800, Douglas Leonard wrote:
> > wondering what else this may affect.  Where did the current value for
> > retry_time come from?  Is it a codified part of the Wins specs or is it
> > just a best case default of some sort?
> The netbios specification has values for BCAST_REQ_RETRY_TIMEOUT and
> UCAST_REQ_RETRY_TIMEOUT but these values are effectively ignored at this
> point(along with other large portions of it). I suspect they have been
> honed based on user expirence. I can see why in your case it would be
> nice to be able to set this.
> Mike
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Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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