Print Share Length Limit?

David Ford david+nospam at
Sat Jan 3 07:34:00 GMT 1998

On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Gene Yee wrote:
> Anyway, I have created a Linux Samba print server using Red Hat 6.1  If 
> someone tells me how to check the version of Samba, I will be glad to look 
> and tell.  However it is the one which comes with the RH 6.1 distribution.

# smbd -V       
Version pre-3.0.0

> Everything in general appears to work OK, however shares with names longer 
> than 12 characters fails to print from WinNT 4.0.  I have not tested in 
> other enviroments except for Win2k which does print OK.

Known program fault with NT I believe.

> When I do a test page out of NT4.0 I get a message stating a failure and:
> The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.
> Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

Check your /var/log/* files on the samba server, and if differently
specified in your smb.conf and printcap, check those specified locations


Open for Y2K - Linux, we never shutdown

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