Re-Raising the mDNS patch after CIFS workshop discussion

Tim Potter tpot at
Thu Oct 11 03:46:41 GMT 2007

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 07:36 -0700, James Peach wrote:

> > > 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.

That fits in with the function of the other service types - public web
pages, IPP printers, etc.

> > 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.

Hmm - that's true.  Perhaps service broadcast could only be enabled for
printers and shares with 'guest ok = yes'?

BTW I've made a git repository with the mDNS patch applied to try out
this distributed development malarky:



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