smbclient list servers and wintest?

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at
Fri Sep 30 09:28:38 MDT 2011

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 11:25 -0400, Sean Dague wrote:
> I've been recently trying to get the wintest/ script to 
> run to test windows clients against Samba 4 out of the main tree. 
> Starting off with just trying to get the windows 7 scenario working.
> smbclient in the samba 4 branch prints out the following warning:
> "REWRITE: list servers not implemented"
> Which based on my limited understanding of wintest, seems really 
> problematic, as that's one of the primary verification approaches in the 
> script. By commenting out the first smbclient check I was able to 
> correctly bring up Windows 7 by remote, telnet in, and have it join the 
> domain, only to have the test fail trying to verify that with smbclient.
> I'm a reading this correctly? And if so, should I just punt until list 
> servers is added back? Or is this a red herring, and there still is 
> something else wrong in my testing environment.

It is just a red herring, it's a not implemented part of the client.
When we sort out a few other things, it will go away because we will use
the Samba 3.6 smbclient, which does implement this.

> Comments appreciated, especially from anyone that's gotten this running 
> recently.
> 	-Sean

Andrew Bartlett                      
Authentication Developer, Samba Team 

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