12+ Character Shares

Thomas Reifferscheid reiffert at student.physik.uni-mainz.de
Sat Jan 16 20:28:17 GMT 1999

i'm not quite sure if this has something todo with your problem:

i have 3 printershares and i figured out the drivers for win9X.
(Will this function for NT machines in future ?).

printer driver location = \\karfinux\printer$\lj4000 <- this works fine.

printer driver location = \\karfinux\printer$\lj4000pcl6 <- this does
not work.

win can't find the files to copy in \\karfinux\printer$\lj4000pcl6 it
when i renamed lj4000pcl6 to lj4000 everything worked fine.

is there another 8 letter-problem or even 10 letters ?


Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> > Anyway, on the TODO list, Luke had added something that said
> > "investigate greater than 12 character share names."  I take it this has
> > something to do with why people who have usernames longer than 12
> > characters cannot get their home directories through Samba?  If so, are
> actually... good point!
> > there any plans to fix this in the near future?  Obviously, it's really
> it requires a fix by microsoft clients, and only nt 5.0 beta2 and above
> are known to have such a fix.
> sorry, nothing to do with samba!

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