Chapter 16. Building Your SMB Vocabulary


...they have weapons of mass confusion and aren’t afraid to use them.

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Looking back over our shoulders, we see that we have performed only two SMB exchanges so far: the NEGOTIATE PROTOCOL and the SESSION SETUP. There may be a TREE CONNECT shoved into the packet with the SESSION SETUP as an AndX, but we haven’t really described the TREE CONNECT in detail.

So, although we have covered a tremendous amount of material, our progress seems rather pathetic doesn’t it? What if the rest of SMB is just as tedious, verbose, and difficult?

Relax. It’s not.

Certainly there are other difficulties lying in wait, but the biggest ones have already been identified and we are carefully avoiding them. If you ...

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