SessionKey field.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Aug 23 17:10:05 GMT 2002

There's an odd field in the Negotiate Protocol Response called the 
SessionKey field.  It does not appear to have any relationship to 
encryption or validation.  It's just a unique number generated by the 
server (W/95, for example).

I see that it is also present in the Session Setup Andx Request.

Is this field used, and if so how?  jCIFS doesn't echo it back to the 
server, but smbclient does (which is what I'd expect).  Yet jCIFS seems to 
work fine.

Either the field is ignored or I'm missing something obvious.  Clues 

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