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Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Tue Jan 20 14:01:00 GMT 1998

On Tue, 20 Jan 1998, malcolm melville +44 171 542 8472 wrote:

> Luke
> Not sure what you mean by this:

neither am i :)

scott put in a hack that does "if !system("ping pwd_server") continue;
which had the desired effect.  the same thing should be done but using c
system library calls.


> ...
> the problem is that the connection to each of the password servers takes
> too long to time out: long enough for the client to think that the server
> is dead.
> what is needed in clientgen.c is some code that opens a socket on port 139
> and then checks that the socket has been connected: at present it goes
> ahead and attempts to send an smb session request without validating that
> the socket is really connected.  this is probably confused by my
> understanding of sockets, by the way. 
> ...
> Did clientgen.c change between 1.9.17p2 and 1.9.18p1? I haven't had time to
> check. It looks to me like in the past a password check failure caused the
> checking of the next server and now no longer does. Timeouts do not seem to be
> the issue. In fact in 1.9.17p2 it was pretty fast at scanning the list to find
> a server that could validate the user/password combination. I will try to check
> with snoop/tcpdump and see what packets go on the wire, and then look at the
> source code module. 
> I guess the big question is: which behaviour is expected and wanted. Was it a
> fluke in 1.9.17p2 that it worked and 1.9.18p1 is behaving correctly or vice
> versa. If someone can answer that question (the smb.conf man page is not
> explicit) then maybe a new smb.conf parameter could be put in place to set
> which ever behaviour is non-default. Or maybe its only me that wnats the old
> behaviour and I will have my own patched up version!
> regards
> malcolm
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