Re-Raising the mDNS patch after CIFS workshop discussion

James Peach jpeach at
Wed Oct 3 15:20:33 GMT 2007

On 30/09/2007, at 8:48 AM, Andrew Bartlett wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-09-29 at 21:12 -0700, James Peach wrote:
>> On 26/09/2007, at 6:24 PM, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> For all people interested in Bonjour/mDNS:
>>> After today's Bonjour/mDNS BoF, I promised to dig up the
>>> existing patch in Bugzilla.  The bug number is 4510
>>> (
>>> The main thing right now it needs is review (based on
>>> other existing mDNS behavior such as what is in OS X).
>> FWIW, the smb service already has a TXT record defined, according to
>> <>:
>> smb             Server Message Block over TCP/IP
>>                  Defined TXT keys: u=<username> p=<password>  
>> path=<path>
>> It doesn't look like a particularly useful set of keys and I've never
>> heard of anyone actually using it.
> Yikes...  Can we redefine this (does anything at all use this?), or  
> will
> standards-based clients forever expect to parse these useless strings?

The keys are optional. We can modify the definition if we have a  
consensus on new keys.

James Peach | jpeach at

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