[jcifs] Annoying SMB URL question.

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Fri Dec 6 16:29:47 EST 2002

So, I was fiddling with the SMB URL syntax again...

We currently have:


That works well with general URL syntax, but I think that this is more 


This second option parses differently:

     userinfo @ host
     ^             ^
    / \           / \
user : pass nt_dom ; server

So the authentication host must be pulled out of the server name string 
instead of the the user name string.

So the questions are:

1) Is it actually more intuitive? (to the user, I'd say yes)
2) Is it worth it?
3) Would reversing the order (server;nt_dom instead of nt_dom;server)
   make even more sense, or is it better this way with all the auth 
   information gathered together?

I think #2 is the sticking point.

Chris -)-----

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