[jcifs] Annoying SMB URL question.

Matthew Tippett matthew at casero.com
Sat Dec 7 03:24:33 EST 2002

Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
>>From: Christopher R. Hertel [mailto:crh at ubiqx.mn.org]
>>Subject: [jcifs] Annoying SMB URL question.
>>So, I was fiddling with the SMB URL syntax again...
>>We currently have:
>>  smb://nt_dom;user:pass@server/
>>That works well with general URL syntax, but I think that 
>>this is more intuitive:
>>  smb://user:pass@nt_dom;server/
> I have to disagree with the assessment of intuitiveness. For those
> with using MS networks, the userid is normally specified by
> <domain>\<account>. Keeping them in that order on the URL would seem
to be
> more consistent, even if the separator is different.

As an extension of that - chris, can you clarify if on a given NetBIOS 
namespace you can have two machines with the same name but on two 
different Domains.

Which begs the question, if the domain is used for authentication, why 
not leave the user field in the userinfo section of the URL as


Since the domain is an integral part of the credentials.




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