[jcifs] Davenport questions

Christopher R. Hertel crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Thu Sep 30 17:27:02 GMT 2004

On Thu, Sep 30, 2004 at 09:43:48AM -0700, Kevin Chan wrote:
> Hi,
> I hope I am sending this question to the right mailing list, I found this 
> address at:
> http://davenport.sourceforge.net/troubleshooting.html
> so please redirect me if these questions should be directed elsewhere.

This is good.

> My first question has to do with the fact that a file share named 
> "Administrative" that I have created shows up via samba perfectly fine;

Samba's not a client.  It's a server.  Do you perhaps mean smbclient,
smbfs, or cifs-vfs?

> however, it did not appear via Davenport (either the web interface nor via 
> Web folders/Webdav). I believe this may have some to do with the fact that 
> there is already an "Admin$" share - which is part of my second question.

Unrelated.  The reason the long share name doesn't show up is that, until 
Windows NT4, Microsoft used a function call that returned names with a 
maximum length of 12 bytes (plus one for the nul terminator for a total of 

> (Not sure why, but this is not the same case for a share with "IPC" at the 
> beginning of its share name.)

How long is that name?

> My second question has to do with IPC$ and Admin$ shares showing up via 
> Davenport. Is there a way to hide these shares?

The trailing dollar sign marks them as "hidden" but it's up to the client
to decide whether or not to hide them.  Eric or Mike would have to answer
you here (there may be a parameter you can pass to the jCIFS

> If you require any additional information about these matters, please let 
> me know.

Hope that provides some help.

Chris -)-----

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