smbclient 64-bit read/write support, and the lack thereof :-(

Green, Paul Paul.Green at
Mon Jan 27 21:07:01 GMT 2003

Samba 2.2.x is essentially frozen. No further development is planned.


-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Goldberg [mailto:ngoldber at]
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 12:35 PM
To: samba-technical at
Subject: smbclient 64-bit read/write support, and the lack thereof :-(

Wondering if anyone knows if it is planned, or if there are
patches for large file support in the client side of samba 2.2.x
series. I have large files on the windows side that I want to
access via smbclient (specifically smbtar), and these fail 
spectacularly. You can get the filesize of a large file correctly, but 
all the code that talks to the windows side (cli_*) assumes size is 
32-bit, and doesn't seem to be using the newest CIFS protocol.

Any advice or suggestions?

Neil Goldberg
MITRE Corporation

PS I am aware the smbfs provides support for large files, but this is 
linux specific and I am targetting Solaris.

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