Sidebar to Apple OS X SMB issues across VPN

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Tue Oct 25 01:18:09 GMT 2005

On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 20:10 -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> David Collier-Brown wrote:
> > 
> > Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > 
> >> Dave,
> >>
> >> The continuation messages occur whenever the SMB message is larger 
> >> than the MTU on the link.  It's the TCP/IP stack that breaks the large 
> >> SMB down into smaller chunks for transmission.
> > 
> > 
> >     Huh, fooled me!
> >     I assumed NBSS meant netbios-something,
> >     not normal TCP fragmentation of an SMB packet.
> I stumbled on that one too for a while.  Urq!
> It would be really nice to have a tool that would put the TCP packets back
> together again so that the whole thing could be parsed by Ethereal.  If you
> know how to do that please tell me.  It's a pain when large messages like
> these aren't getting parsed.

How about selecting TCP re-assembly in the ethereal options?

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                      
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc.
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College
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