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


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]


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.


-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.

Print the operations that are performed.

Backtrack to find minimal number of operations required to make the response to a
certain call differ.

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.

Enable oplocks.

Set preset seeds file. The default is gentest_seeds.dat.

Use preset seeds

Fast reconnect (just close files)

Continuous analysis mode

Analyse even when the test succeeded.


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

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