[Samba] Off-topic tcpdump/samba

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Mon Oct 7 07:47:00 GMT 2002

Diego Rivera wrote:
> Hello all
> I've been doing some TCP dumps of Samba among other things, to try to
> fish out a slight communications glitch that I suspect has to do with a
> bad IP stack on an older machine, and I'm wondering if any of you could
> help make my life a bit easier:
> When doing the dump, I used the '-C' flag which causes capture files to
> be rotated when they reach a certain size.  I made the mistake of making
> this size too small, and now need to recombine all those files so I can
> avoid having to analyze file upon file of dump data separately.  Using
> cat did NOT work, as analysis would never go beyond the equivalent of
> the first dump file.
> Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

If you are looking at trying to parse SMB, I would highly recomend
ethereal.  It may wall still dislike parsing split files, but it's SMB
knowlege is much better.

> Another question:  I have set up SSL to work for Samba clients, have 2
> clients plus Samba PDC all using the same CA, all have their cert's
> signed by this CA, and a local copy of the CA cert (NOT the private key)
> and all have the required parameters set, BUT: the clients can only talk
> to the PDC, not each other!!  Do I need to publish the CA's private key
> to the client machines to make this happen (hope NOT!!), or what am I
> missing?

Samba's SSL support is being withdrawn, and will not be present in 3.0. 
Why do you need SSL?  

Andrew Bartlett

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