Bug 700 - spurious authentications when enumerating servers
Summary: spurious authentications when enumerating servers
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libsmbclient (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Samba Bugzilla Account
QA Contact:
URL: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cg...
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-30 08:39 UTC by Bastien Nocera
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:

test program (979 bytes, text/plain)
2003-12-16 11:13 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details
output of a test run on a small 1 machine network with samba running (26.42 KB, text/plain)
2003-12-16 11:16 UTC, Bastien Nocera
no flags Details

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Description Bastien Nocera 2003-10-30 08:39:33 UTC
when reading smb:// unneeded authentication calls are being made.
This makes enumerating servers on the local network ask the user for a password.
Comment 1 Mantas Kriauèiûnas 2003-10-31 05:01:59 UTC
Maybe there are any workarounds when using libsmbclient 3.0.0 ?
Comment 2 Jeremy Allison 2003-11-07 14:06:16 UTC
Ok, can you give me more details on these "spurious" authentications.
Network traces and an explaination of how to reproduce would help.
Comment 3 Joe Drew 2003-11-07 14:43:57 UTC
See http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=119172 for the background. I'm not
sure if this answers your question, though.
Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2003-12-16 11:13:51 UTC
Created attachment 327 [details]
test program

Test program that shows the spurious authentications.
Comment 5 Bastien Nocera 2003-12-16 11:16:59 UTC
Created attachment 328 [details]
output of a test run on a small 1 machine network with samba running

You can see in the logs here that there was one authentication request when
browsing smb://. This is unneeded, IMO, and on decently sized networks, it's
going to create a lot of authentication requests.
Comment 6 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-17 15:43:20 UTC
closing this one.  No followup reports confirming any bug and the 
report is so old it may or may not be valid.  If the bug still exists
in 3.0.11, please reopen.  Thanks.
Comment 7 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:20:59 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.