Re: Android LAN access problem

Lew <>
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:56:36 -0700 (PDT)
Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:

Lew wrote:

Dirk Bruere at NeoPax wrote:

Steve Sobol wrote:

If you want to make Android play nice with WINDOWS NETWORKING/NETBIOS,
use CIFS.

If you want your Android device to do NetBIOS-style name resolution
(which, by the way, is a Microsoft invention), use CIFS.

CIFS works on Windows, it works on Linux, and there is no reason it
shouldn't work on Android (as far as I know).

I don't see why this is so hard to understand. And you keep on
complaining, and it's been at least a week or two since I offered a

I know - I'm looking at jcifs



I would say that it *is* an Android problem if they want to interface
easily with home networks.
Otherwise I would not be having to find add-on packages to do what thei=


SDK cannot.

Muammar Qaddafi requires his people to live in poverty and
oppression. They don't want to, but they need an add-on package of
U.N. air support to fulfill their goals. This is not their fault; the
Qaddafi/Microsoft hegemony has caused the environment, not the
peaceful Java/Android/Libyan common folk.


What do you care whose fault it is? You've had the answer for weeks.
Microsoft doesn't follow the standard the rest of the world uses; you

When MS has 90% of the home networking market they *are* the standard

No, they aren't. Not by a long shot. Measure the number of packets
transmitted via TCP/IP against those transmitted via NETBIOS before
you make such foolish pronouncements.

Android follows the actual standard. You will note that there is a
whole lot more than home networks to computers, and in fact telephones
*far* outnumber home networks. So, no, Microsoft are most definitely
*not* the standard.

Most especially not for Linux, which, in case you hadn't noticed, is
what Android is built on. You have to add a library to your C-based
Linux home PC to get it to work with Windows, right? Do you bitch and
moan and whine and hold your breath until you turn purple because of
that, also?

You /did/ notice that, didn't you?

And the library to make it work with MS is universal, free and robust,
and its link was given to you a long time ago. (And needed for any
Linux system, not just Android.) So again, what the holy hell is your
frakking problem? Huh?

need a library to interact with their proprietary interface. The
library exists, it's readily available and it's free of charge. BFD.
Why does that bother you so much?

Chill the frak out.


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