Sidebar to Apple OS X SMB issues across VPN

David Collier-Brown David.Collier-Brown at Sun.COM
Tue Oct 25 01:25:02 GMT 2005

  Er, my copy doesn't seem to have that. Where do I look?


Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-10-24 at 20:10 -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>>David Collier-Brown wrote:
>>>Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>>>>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

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