gentest man page

gentest — Run random generic SMB operations against two SMB servers and show the differences in behavior

Synopsis

gentest {//server1/share1} {//server2/share2} {-U user%pass} {-U user%pass} [-s seed] [-o numops] [-a] [-A] [-i FILE] [-O] [-S FILE] [-L] [-F] [-C] [-X]

Description

gentest is a utility for detecting differences in behaviour between SMB servers. It will run a random set of generic operations against //server1/share1 and then the same random set against //server2/share2 and display the differences in the responses it gets.

This utility is used by the Samba team to find differences in behaviour between Samba and Windows servers.

Options

-U user%pass
Specify the user and password to use when logging on on the shares. This parameter is mandatory and has to be specified twice.
-s seed
Seed the random number generator with the specified value.
-o numops
Set the number of operations to perform.
-a
Print the operations that are performed.
-A
Backtrack to find minimal number of operations required to make the response to a certain call differ.
-i FILE
Specify a file containing the names of fields that have to be ignored (such as time fields). See below for a description of the file format.
-O
Enable oplocks.
-S FILE
Set preset seeds file. The default is gentest_seeds.dat.
-L
Use preset seeds
-F
Fast reconnect (just close files)
-C
Continuous analysis mode
-X
Analyse even when the test succeeded.

Version

This man page is correct for version 4.0 of the Samba suite.

See Also

Samba

Author

This utility is part of the Samba[1] suite, which is developed by the global Samba Team[2].

gentest was written by Andrew Tridgell.

This manpage was written by Jelmer Vernooij.

Notes

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Samba

2.

Samba Team

Info

11/07/2016 Samba 4.0 Test Suite