svn commit: samba r5118 - in branches/SAMBA_4_0/source: librpc/idl librpc/ndr nbt_server

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Mon Jan 31 04:59:59 GMT 2005

On Mon, Jan 31, 2005 at 04:15:59AM +0000, tridge at wrote:
> Author: tridge
> Date: 2005-01-31 04:15:58 +0000 (Mon, 31 Jan 2005)
> New Revision: 5118
> WebSVN:
> Log:
> added support for node status replies in nbtd. nmblookup -S now works against Samba4.
> Also added support for the '*' wildcard name

A note here...

>From my testing, Windows systems do not decode the half-ascii NBT names 
received from the wire.  They compare encoded string against encoded 
string.  That's probably quicker than what Samba1..3 do.

Samba allows both space and nul padding on the wildcard name, Windows only 
allows (RFC-defined) null padding.  Also, Samba will do a case-insensitive 
comparison, where Windows does case-sensitive comparisons (because they 
don't decode and, therefore, can't check upper/lower case).

We're talking about a very few cycles here, but I thought it worth 
mentioning, of only because it's interesting (to me, at least).

Chris -)-----

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