[jcifs] Annoying SMB URL question.

Michael B. Allen miallen at eskimo.com
Sat Dec 7 13:15:08 EST 2002

On Fri, 6 Dec 2002 09:55:38 -0600
"Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldarale at UNISYS.com> 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 familiar
> 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.
>  - Chuck


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maximizes  the  potential  for it to be applied to tasks that are
conceptually  similar and, more important, to tasks that have not
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