[Samba] GSOC 2019 participation

Aurélien Aptel aaptel at suse.com
Fri Mar 22 09:48:09 UTC 2019

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your interest in the samba project :)

P Mairo via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> writes:
> Hello, I'm Paul, a student interested in participating to GSOC 2019, I
> think I must be able to complete the project  "improve smbcmp, the capture
> diff tool".
> What to do next ?

Have you tried smbcmp? I would suggest setting up a samba server and
trying out connecting with different options (signing, encryption, smb
versions, ...) while capturing so that you can get a feel of what shows
up in the diff, what is useful and what is not.

Right now smbcmp uses tshark plaintext output. The first step would be
to switch to the xml output so that we can have a proper data structure
of the dissected output. From there we can think about which fields are
relevant to show in the diff.

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