Large Write_Andx messages

James Peach jpeach at
Mon Oct 29 18:20:43 GMT 2007

On 29/10/2007, at 10:29 AM, Jeremy Allison wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 01:25:34PM +0100, Mikael Klamra wrote:
>> I have tried to sniff similar messages between Windows XP and Windows
>> Server 2003 R2, but Windows does not seem to put several blocks in
>> WRITE_ANDX messages. Does Samba use WRITE_ANDX messages with several
>> blocks? If yes, how are the messages structured?
> I've not seen Windows clients do this. To test if Windows
> servers support it, add code to Samba4 smbtorture and
> try and get it to work against Windows. It should work
> against Samba, but it's probably not well tested as no
> Windows clients do this for writes.

The Mac OS X 10.5 client will do large reads and writes to Samba. The  
Samba support for this works perfectly well.

James Peach | jpeach at

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