Re-Raising the mDNS patch after CIFS workshop discussion
tpot at samba.org
Wed Oct 10 04:33:12 GMT 2007
On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 08:20 -0700, James Peach wrote:
> >> FWIW, the smb service already has a TXT record defined, according to
> >> <http://www.dns-sd.org/ServiceTypes.html>:
> >> 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.
I can't imagine what to do with the existing keys. Very odd.
How about reproducing the information in smbclient -L in the TXT keys?
I.e sharename, type (disk, printer or ipc) and comment. The "hidden"
shares should probably not be broadcast.
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