TDBs and various other files?

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Sun Jun 23 11:22:01 GMT 2002

On Sun, Jun 23, 2002 at 04:51:43PM +0200, Nir Soffer wrote:
> Is there an documentation for that? If there is I'd love a reference.

> share_info.tdb	- ?

According to Tim Potter:

Holds persistent security descriptors for shares.  Don't delete!  (-:

> browse.dat		- NMB keeps that... And I see that lanman.c reads it
> 			  - but does anyone else? Does smbd _really_ care
> 			  about browse.dat or is the comment wrong?

browse.dat contains browse list information that smbd does need to
return (c.f. the output of 'smbclient -L <server>').

> unexpected.tdb	- Due to a bug in '95 some smb requests go to the
> 			  nmb port, and nmbd puts those there. Does anyone
> 			  pick up those requests?

They are netbios responses, not smb requests; and they can be picked up
by the applications that originally asked for them.  nmblookup knows how
to do this, for instance.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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