Microsoft requires the SMB protocol to be changed ...

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Jul 20 16:08:09 MDT 2012

The article states that the hex strings in question were magic constants 
used by their HyperV.  Nothing to do with SMB.

Until I see news to the contrary, I won't blame Microsoft as a whole for 
this.  One coder making a dimwitted joke that no one at Microsoft caught 
because it's not really the kind of thing one goes looking to find.

I think it is interesting, however, that it was caught by an Open Source 
coder.  I don't think this would be as likely to go unnoticed in an OSS kernel.

Chris -)-----

On 07/20/2012 04:46 PM, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> As a result of an embarrassing disclosure
>, Microsoft is now
> rewriting the SMB protocol to prevent any occurrence on the wire of
> the string 0x0B00B135.

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