SMB protocol help

Rafal Szczesniak mimir at
Tue Nov 6 07:38:11 GMT 2001

On 6 Nov 2001 Derrell.Lipman at wrote:

> Hi.  I'm a seasoned protocols engineer, but new to SMB and Samba.  Two
> questions:
> 1. Where can I find SMB protocol specs?  (This must be a FAQ; I've
>    searched for a FAQ list but can not locate one.)

I did not see a FAQ, but there are protocols specs in

> 2. If a Win95 machine can see a Win2000 machine in Network
>    Neighborhood, and the Win2000 machine can see the Win95 machine in
>    My Network Places, and the Linux Samba machine can use smbclient to
>    directly access either of those, why wouldn't the Samba machine be
>    able to see either the Win95 machine or the Win2000 machine using
>    smbtree?

Huh ? I'm afraid I didn't catch this. More details ?

> Thanks!
> Derrell

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