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

Brian Poole raj at
Tue Jan 28 02:43:00 GMT 2003

Quoting Pierre Belanger (pbelang1 at from 27 January 2003:
> Neil,
> You might want to "download" the latest Samba from CVS. Check
> out the Web site on how to do this. There has been an issue
> fixed in late December 2002 (a + 4GB issue) using smbclient.

There are still quite a few places in smbtar that are not large file
safe. Probably some in client.c as well but I haven't looked. One of
these days if I have time I will try to go through and submit a real
patch but currently I have tried to pass this off on Herb (though I
guess it didn't work too well ;-). If others are interested in 
fixing bugs in this area I can send a small list that I had collected
from a quick run through of the code.

I'm rather sorry to hear that 2.2 will not receive these large file
fixes. I don't view this as continued development but rather as 
important bug fixes so that there is still a workable stable branch
until 3.0 has finished stabilizing.


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