Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Thu Sep 13 15:13:03 GMT 2001

> If I've got my facts straight, it is trivial to support both SMB over NBT
> and SMB over TCP using one URL string.  As George said, we can specify
> that the "smb://" prefix means use port 139 and try NBT semantics first. 
> The "cifs://" prefix would mean use port 445 and try non-NBT semantics
> first.  I suppose that we must now also try *both* port options (when the 
> port not explicit) for each prefix.  The prefix is nothing more than a 
> hint.

oh.  a simple, succinct way, already said - twice now :) - of
the long-winded and verbose description i just spent a long
time writing up :)



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