libsmbclient -I equivalent?

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Tue Apr 9 10:45:02 GMT 2002

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002 rosack at wrote:

> Richard Sharpe writes:
> > OK, I have made a change to the 2.2.x code stream that tries again after 
> > *SMBSERVER fails, if the server was passed in as an IP address.
> > 
> > Not tested, only built!
> > 
> > Of course, this will be slow, as it will try to connect with the IP 
> > address as the called name first, then *SMBSERVER, and finally will do a 
> > name_status request (which takes time) and tries to connect with that
> > name as the called name.
> > 
> Hmm... that sounds OK, but I already implemented something like your first
> idea from last night. :)  I should have written back to you sooner.
> My crawler has a couple of stages to it, and by the time it reaches the
> full-out share crawling stage it already knows everyone's hostname that
> it's going to crawl.  So, I just added a static char * to libsmbclient that
> holds the name of the current server, and a modifier to change it.  Then,
> in opendir and stat (the only two functions I'm really using) I set server
> = the static string and voila, everything's A-OK... it's still incredibly
> speedy, too.
> I don't know if something like this would be useful enough to actually
> merge into libsmbclient... even so, it'd take some work to make it not so
> quick-hack like. :)  Let me know what you think.

There are a whole bunch of changes that I have made to allow me to control 
a whole bunch of things, and your change is just another one of these 
fine-tuning tweaks that seems to be needed.

What I need to do is find a clean way to support this sort of stuff.

Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at

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