namedquery.c timing question

Douglas Leonard dleonard at
Mon Jan 22 11:53:21 GMT 2001

Thanks for the info.  We are now working under the assumption that the
timeout values are very network dependent.  Different values will be valid
for different topologies.  Our QA department now gets the fun job of
testing to see what will work best in the scenario we are currently
concerned with.

For those who emailed me about supporting wins; There's patched code in
the contrib section of's download that adds wins support.  I
didn't write it or download it and am too lazy to look up the exact path.
It should be trivial to find it there though.

<Douglas Leonard>
<dleonard at>

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Michael B. Allen wrote:

> 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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