Limits on smbclient -M?

Herb Lewis herb at
Tue Feb 2 20:16:50 GMT 1999

Herb Lewis wrote:
> >From testing I did, you can only send 973 bytes before you get a blank
> message. This is true either from samba or a Windows client running
> winpopup. The extra bytes you get when cat'ing a file from UNIX is
> a carriage return character added for each "line" in your text.
> So, if you have a file that is 5 lines and 100 characters you will
> send 105 characters.

By the way this is with respect to NT clients. Win95 and Win98 seem 
to allow the full documented 1600 bytes.
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