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Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue Dec 26 15:57:54 GMT 2000


At 08:33 AM 12/26/00 -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
>Richard Sharpe wrote:
>> ...
>> We are working with a URI style syntax, and I wanted to propose
>> the following:
>>   smb:        means list all workgroups on current network
>>   smb:wg//    means list all servers in workgroup wg
>>   smb://      means list all servers in your workgroup (as defined in
>>               $USER/.smb/smb.conf
>> ...
>> Does anyone have any comments on this ...
>What we've done for CUPS is similar:
>    smb://workgroup
>    smb://workgroup/server
>    smb://workgroup/server/share
>    smb:///server/share (server in current workgroup)
>The main difference is (as you can see) that the workgroup shows up
>after the // in the URI, which IMHO is a bit more "standard" and
>follows the recommended stuff for the file: scheme.

Hmmm, that actually sounds more logical ... I guess you also have a parser :-)

Thinks some more ... It is certainly more logical than the MS approach.

>Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products                  mike at
>Printing Software for UNIX             

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