[Samba] RE: Samba and CIFS question
AJAVID1 at motorola.com
Wed Jul 31 10:09:35 GMT 2002
SMB is properiety of whom
just curious how does samba team cope up with changes that microsoft makes
in their cifs.
do they put it out there in open as what they are using and what not
From: Christopher R. Hertel [mailto:crh at ubiqx.mn.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 11:33 AM
To: Javid Abdul-AJAVID1
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org; samba-technical at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: Samba and CIFS question
On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 09:20:03AM -0500, Javid Abdul-AJAVID1 wrote:
> > Is samba implments CIFS.
Yes, Samba is a CIFS implementation.
> > I thought CIFS is based on SMB
Yes, CIFS (Common Internet FileSystem) is Microsoft's marketing name for
> > am assuming SMB is opensource protocol
No. SMB is poorly documented, randomly changed, overloaded, and
> > Just wondering if am running samba 2.2.5 does it mean am running CIFS
> > also what version of CIFS?
Several versions of CIFS. Samba supports several dialects (a dialect is a
named variation in the protocol...there are many unnamed variations as
> > when i sniffing SMB packets which commands should i be looking at CIFS
> > SMB
A tool such as Ethereal will know how to decode the packets.
See also: http://ubiqx/org/cifs/ for an introduction to the protocol and
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