[Samba] Status of Windows Search Protocol support in Samba?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Apr 21 00:48:36 UTC 2020

On Sun, Apr 19, 2020 at 10:49:55AM +0100, Mark Rousell via samba wrote:
> On 19/04/2020 10:25, Ralph Boehme via samba wrote:
> > Am 4/17/20 um 5:55 PM schrieb Mark Rousell via samba:
> >> I've been trying to Google this but have not found any definitive
> >> answers. Does Samba currently support Windows Search Protocol[1]?
> > short answer: no.
> >
> > Last time I talked to Noel this is still a multi-weeks effort (iirc)
> > getting it finished, polished and integrated into master.
> >
> > -slow
> Ralph,
> Thank you very much. I appreciate the response.
> Yes, I can imagine that integrating this is a non-trivial effort.
> Oddly enough, perhaps, I'd have thought that one of the hardest parts
> would be interfacing with a host's index/search tool and figuring out
> how to degrade sensibly if there is no compatible tool.
> On Linux operating systems (and perhaps BSD too, not sure), Tracker,
> Baloo, Nepomuk (on old installations), Beagle (on yet older
> installations), or Recoll might need to be interface targets. Presumably
> Spotlight on Mac allows querying by API but I know nothing of it. And
> Windows Search on Windows does allow querying by multiple APIs but, in
> practice, would be the lowest priority to act as a server where WSP over
> Samba is concerned.
> I feel I should be contributing to getting this done but my C skills are
> extremely limited.

Yes, I think Noel has it working, but he needs some help
getting it reviewerd and integrated.

Noel, does that accurately describe the state of affairs ?

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