Monthly Archives: May 2009

smbat CLK_TCK patch

I must say that I am somewhat surprised that people still use the smbat suite for Windows security testing. Since I am doing most Windows testing from Windows now a days I have found myself using alternative tools instead.

I have recieved numerous of questions over time regarding compilation problems, the most common being. Why does smbat fail to compile with the following error message?

error: ‘CLK_TCK’ undeclared (first use in this function)

This is due to the CLK_TCK being deprecated and replaced by CLOCKS_PER_SEC. The following patch solves this problem. Apply it by running the following command from within the smbat directory:

patch -p1 < smbat_CLK_TCK.patch