SMB protocol help

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Nov 6 15:11:02 GMT 2001

Derrell.Lipman at wrote:
> Andrew Bartlett <abartlet at> writes:
> > I found a bug in our SPNEGO anonymous session code, and just needed to
> > test my fix a bit.  I see that you are brave enough to be running HEAD
> > :-).
> Yes, I'm brave.  Am I stupid? :-)

Not stupid, considering the (supprising) stability HEAD has enjoyed over
this development period.

> > Currently Win2k can't do browse syncronistaion with HEAD (from the
> > Win2k end at least).
> >
> > Does that describe the symptoms correctly?
> That could well be.  Once I get myself more familiar with the SMB
> protocols, I'll be able to determine what's happening.
> > I'll get the patch into the tree as soon as I test it.  For reference,
> > there is a wonderful little utility called 'browmon' in the Win2k
> > resource kit.  It allows you to do a browse sync *on demand*, which is
> > how I debuged this.
> Is the Win2k resource kit something I would download from MS?  If so,
> I'll get it.  (If you happen to have a URL, that'd be useful.)

Its on the CD, I beleive.

> I look forward to your patch.  Do you post to samba-technical when
> there are cvs changes?

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Andrew Bartlett

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