Re-Raising the mDNS patch after CIFS workshop discussion
jorgar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 14:36:29 GMT 2007
On 09/10/2007, Tim Potter <tpot at samba.org> wrote:
> 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.
I believe they were intended for a public share implementation.
> How about reproducing the information in smbclient -L in the TXT keys?
> I.e sharename, type (disk, printer or ipc) and comment.
The comment would be useful. I'm not too sure about the list of
shares, since it can vary depending on the user credentials.
James Peach | jorgar at gmail.com
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