honour 'disable netbios' config param when using smbclient -L

David Disseldorp ddiss at suse.de
Thu Nov 10 16:35:43 UTC 2016

On Thu, 10 Nov 2016 09:16:03 +0000, Noel Power wrote:

> Hi,
> We had a customer complaining about the current smbclient behaviour
> which is if config param 'disable netbios' is set then
>   >smbclient -Ublah%foo -L //server  
> will still try to use the NBT port to list the servers and gives the
> following error
> "Connection to [SERVER] failed (Error NT_STATUS_UNSUCCESSFUL)
> NetBIOS over TCP disabled -- no workgroup available"
> I opened bug https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12418 for this
> so please see the attached patch and bless it if acceptable

Looks okay to me, Noel. However, there's a chance that it'll upset users
relying on the existing server-only "disable netbios" behaviour (the man
page is a little ambiguous WRT what should be affected. Also, if we do
go down this route, then for consistency it might also be worth
intervening in do_message_op().

Interested to hear what others think.

Cheers, David

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