[MAC Lion] smbclient "Open AndX Request->STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED"

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Mon Aug 1 22:02:04 MDT 2011

George K Colley wrote:
> On Aug 1, 2011, at 8:43 AM, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>> In theory, theory and practice are the same.  In practice, they're not.
>> Volker:  You're right to be cautious here, but I think that counting
>>         on a broken CIFS server to send back a correct error code is
>>         just as risky as counting on the CAP_NT_SMBS bit to be correct.
>> Sending the NT_STATUS_NOT_SUPPORTED error is correct behavior if the command
>> is recognized but not supported.  We made that clear in [MS-CIFS], but I
>> don't believe that it was clearly specified in any earlier documentation.
>> The use of CAP_NT_SMBS was documented earlier.
>> I'm not sure why CAP_NT_SMBS is there.  It's fairly silly to negotiate NT LM
>> 0.12 and then not support the full set of NT SMB commands.
> Window 95/98 support the NT LM 0.12 dialect but did not set the CAP_NT_SMBS bit. This meant the some calls were not supported. This include any "NT_". I could get you a list of the ones I know if anyone is interested. 

I will have to get that testing copy of 98 running.

[MS-CIFS] only considers Windows 98SE clients, and not servers.  The
question I want to check is whether W98SE sends NTCreate&X or Open&X.


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