srvsvc 0x27 patch

Tim Potter tpot at
Mon Jun 18 22:02:24 GMT 2001

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) writes:

> Hi Tim, Jeremy;
> Just recently I had a battle with getting samba approved to be used
> at a large customer site, because some security software they used
> to decide whether a site was secure kept barfing on the samba sites.
> Turns out it was probably because smbd was coring because of some 
> sequence the security test was sending.  IMHO, smbd/nmbd should never
> abort due to actions that can be taken by a client.  Smbd should COMPLAIN
> bitterly to the client, via some smb error return, and maybe then drop
> the connection and terminate gracefully.  This is the type of behavior you
> see on a Win client/server, when IT receives an improperly formatted smb;
> you get an event log error mentioning that it got an improperly formatted 
> smb, and drops the vc.

Yeah, that's true, but the particular sorts of errors I was
thinking of were really basic programming errors that should be
picked up in testing (code coverage testing anyone?).

I agree entirely about smbd not crashing no matter what the
client sends.


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