smb service discovery support

James Peach jpeach at
Wed Apr 4 18:22:58 GMT 2007

On Apr 4, 2007, at 9:52 AM, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

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> Rishi Srivatsavai wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I have included svn diff output below that adds support
>> for discovering smb service. The new diff below uses
>> lib/events to perform the registration re-try operation.
>> Please provide feedback on the proposed changes.
> Rishi, Would you mind opejing a bugzilla exhancement
> request and attaching this patch to the report?
> Thanks.
> How many people would find this patch useful ?
> I can't say that I use MDNS at all so I need other
> people to speak up.

OS X uses mdns a lot but in this case launchd does the advertisement  
on samba's behalf. It might be useful to put the list of shares in the  
advertisement so a network browser could then display a sensible list  
of shares without having to query the server.

James Peach | jpeach at

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