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Re: [NSE] Changes to handling of SMB script arguments
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:33:15 -0700

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 03:56:24PM -0500, Chris Woodbury wrote:
I would also like to suggest some changes to how certain SMB script
arguments are handled. As it stands, arguments like "smbnoguest" must
be specified as "smbnoguest=1" or "smbnoguest=true". However, since
the value of the argument (and others like it) is ignored, I wonder if
we could change it so that users merely have to include it as an
argument, but do not have to give it a value (i.e. "... --script-args
smbnoguest ..."). I think this behavior is in-line with some of the
other NSE scripts, as well as with other tools.

I've attached a patch that implements this, using the
stdnse.get_script_args() function. I only made changes to flag-type
arguments, and left alone those that use their values:
smbbasic (smb.lua)
smbnoguest (smbauth.lua)
smblockout (smb-brute.nse)
cleanup (smb-psexec.nse)
nohide (smb-psexec.nse)
nocleanup (smb-psexec.nse)
nocipher (smb-psexec.nse)

Thanks, Chris, this was a good idea. I committed your patch.

David Fifield
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