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  1. How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    I have a question silly question... I want to know if I am using SMB in
    my network. Do I have to sniff the packets to detect SMB protocol? Or
    does Microsoft automatically use SMB when File Sharing between
    Microsoft computers?

    Thanks!


  2. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com wrote:
    > I have a question silly question... I want to know if I am using SMB
    > in my network. Do I have to sniff the packets to detect SMB protocol?
    > Or does Microsoft automatically use SMB when File Sharing between
    > Microsoft computers?


    Yes, it does.



  3. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com wrote:

    > I have a question silly question... I want to know if I am using SMB in
    > my network. Do I have to sniff the packets to detect SMB protocol? Or
    > does Microsoft automatically use SMB when File Sharing between
    > Microsoft computers?


    The default file sharing for Windows is SMB. Actually M$ keep on changing
    the name of their protocol and make small changes; it was NetBEUI then SMB
    and now CIFS. So only a partly silly question.

    However Windows does support AppleTalk, but only if you switch it on.

    To test for the packets some netsniff tool such as ethereal would tell you
    what's going on. But if you are sitting in a switched network you would
    only hear the broadcast packets.

    --
    Eric

  4. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network


    "Eric" wrote in message
    news:TncOf.26717$bw1.16195@newsfe2-win.ntli.net...
    > delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com wrote:
    >
    >> I have a question silly question... I want to know if I am using SMB in
    >> my network. Do I have to sniff the packets to detect SMB protocol? Or
    >> does Microsoft automatically use SMB when File Sharing between
    >> Microsoft computers?

    >
    > The default file sharing for Windows is SMB. Actually M$ keep on changing
    > the name of their protocol and make small changes; it was NetBEUI then SMB
    > and now CIFS. So only a partly silly question.
    >
    > However Windows does support AppleTalk, but only if you switch it on.


    Win XP doesn't anymore .. MS said they abandoned it .. A shared Appletalk
    printer on a W2K printserver is not accesible from any XP machine .. (unless
    one installs a 3rd party Appletalk protocol)
    FWIW




  5. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    Thanks!!!

    Interesting history for this protocol with an elusive name.


  6. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    Curious....

    Is there such a thing as a 'SMB server' in Microsoft products?
    Or, perhaps called by another name !?


  7. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    On 4 Mar 2006 13:28:25 -0800,
    delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com , in
    <1141507705.531786.106020@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups. com> wrote:
    >+ Curious....
    >+
    >+ Is there such a thing as a 'SMB server' in Microsoft products?
    >+ Or, perhaps called by another name !?


    "Windows File and Printer Sharing"?

    --
    Consulting Minister for Consultants, DNRC
    I can please only one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow
    isn't looking good, either.
    I am BOFH. Resistance is futile. Your network will be assimilated.

  8. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com wrote:

    > Curious....
    >
    > Is there such a thing as a 'SMB server' in Microsoft products?


    M$ trys to sell servers, but if you have any sense you get a Linux box to do
    the job for a fraction of the price. Just for a test get a Knoppix disk(CD)
    and try it for your self.

    For a lot of purposes SMB is a peer-to-peer network, so on a small network
    you can have a few PCs running with mutual sharing of disks and printers.
    In a more specialised LAN you may want to have another PC that spends most
    of its time file serving.

    > Or, perhaps called by another name !?


    SMB is quite a complicated protocol with all sorts of things like PDCs,
    SDCs, DMBs etc. However on small networks this all happens automatically
    and you don't need to know; just plug it all in, magic, it works.

    --
    Eric

  9. Re: How do I know if SMB is used in my network

    I R A Darth Aggie wrote:
    > On 4 Mar 2006 13:28:25 -0800,
    > delphinuscadmus@yahoo.com , in
    > <1141507705.531786.106020@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups. com> wrote:
    >> + Curious....
    >> +
    >> + Is there such a thing as a 'SMB server' in Microsoft products?
    >> + Or, perhaps called by another name !?

    >
    > "Windows File and Printer Sharing"?


    Yeah, it's really built in.



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