Get Samba version or capability information from Windows

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Fri Jan 18 15:12:43 GMT 2008

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 09:04:09AM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> Vendors are asked to moify the Vendor tag suffix in the
> VERSION file.  So smbd -V should tell you if you have upstream
> or if you have a vendor version.  If not, then we need to
> push back at the vendor in question.
> I could put the tag hash in the release notes but I doubt it
> is really all that helpful since in order to make any use of it
> you have to know how to use git.  And at that point, you really
> just want the tag name anyways.
> Hope I understood the question.

The discussion was about how to encode the specific Samba
version in the SMB_FS_OBJECTID_INFORMATION qfsinfo reply
that we give. The point is that this information is
available in Win32 user space, Cygwin apparently could make
very good use of it to work around specific Samba
bugs/features/etc. Dave CB suggested to add 64 bits of the
git commit into the reply which would make the reply very
specific. I'm just the moderator here, Corrina seems to like
this idea. My personal opinion is that the version string
would be enough, but if there is an easy way to get the git
commit id into that reply, I'd not block that.

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