CVS update: samba/source/lib

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Sun Jul 27 17:32:22 GMT 2003

On Sun, 2003-07-27 at 05:48, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> NetBIOS names are a string of octets and they're not supposed to contain nul
> octets (0x00).
> That said, all sorts of things have been seen in the wild.
> I imagine that there are plenty of bits of software that will try to mung a
> multibyte string into a NetBIOS name.  The problem, of course, is that there
> is absolutely no way to know which encoding, codepage, or otherwise an
> application on a remote node is using.
> Ick.
> I agree with Abartlet that we should be viewing these as strings of octets.
> I would also say that we may need to watch for bogus octets, such as nul
> bytes and lower-case characters, that may be included in the NetBIOS name.

I've just seen widly used software based on DOS that uses netbeui +
netbios (but no smb on it), that uses the NUL as in C strings.
SO you may see netbios names that contain trailing chars after a single
NUL byte ... :-(

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