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Re: Samba's protocals (was 3 different OS)
"Rod... Whitworth" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>On Fri, 31 May 2002 23:21:22 -0700, email@example.com
>>Give the above, the statement in the docs should make more sense. All
>>version of Windows before Windows2000 only support SMB over NetBIOS.
>>Windows2000 supports both SMB over NetBIOS and SMB over TCP directly.
>>Samba currently only supports SMB with NetBIOS over TCP (NBT), though
>>they hope to add support for SMB over TCP.
>The second sentence is not true otherwise Samba would not have worked
>with 95, 98 and NT which it does.
>(And OS/2 etc)
You appear to have misinterpreted my sentence. When I say, for example,
"Win95 supports NetBIOS", I mean that it supports the NetBIOS API and
framework over one or more transports. It so happens that Win95
supports NetBIOS over TCP (NBT), NetBIOS directly on ethernet (NetBEUI),
and NetBIOS over IPX. Its SMB code works with all of those, though
running more than one at once creates nasty problems with browsing that
are best resolved by picking one and dropping the rest. Samba servers
are accessible from a Win95 box if and only if you have NetBIOS over TCP
enabled on the Win95 box.
>In fact as soon as you installed both TCP/IP and NetBEUI on those win
>systems you had to undo the binding in TCP/IP properties to avoid it
>and put up with it whining about your action.
I don't know why you would _want_ to install NetBEUI. As for unbinding
NetBIOS from TCP, I'll say again that, to the best of my knowledge, you
cannot currently access a Samba server without using NetBIOS over TCP.
>OS/2 always needed
>TCPBEUI to be manually enabled to join Samba.
Exactly. The TCPBEUI driver implements NetBIOS over TCP, not NetBEUI.
ex-sysadmin, now software engineer