libsmbclient status

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Mon Nov 4 04:42:02 GMT 2002

On Sun, 3 Nov 2002, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> Richard Sharpe wrote:
> : 
> > Hmmm, but that name is \000\001MSBROWSE\001\000, I think, and you have to
> > send name requests to a workgroup, don't you?
> > 
> > Hmmm, a minute's checking with Ethereal shows that this is not true.
> I figured you'd clear that up really quickly.  Just for the archive's
> sake, it's:
>   \x01\x02__MSBROWSE__\x02\0x01
> ...where that last '\0x01' is the suffix byte.  It is registered as a
> group name by all Local Master Browsers, no matter what the workgroup.
> They use that name to announce themselves to one-another.  That's how the
> workgroup list gets shared around.

I knew I could count on you :-)

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