Sidebar to Apple OS X SMB issues across VPN
abartlet at samba.org
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 http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Samba Developer, SuSE Labs, Novell Inc. http://suse.de
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College http://hawkerc.net
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