Directory listing in

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Wed Dec 27 21:57:23 GMT 2000

On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, Kevin Colby wrote:

> I have to admit, my personal feelings are against "...workgroup/server..."
> in any form.  However, there may be a further problem with using "/" to
> delimit between workgroup and server name.  What about these:
> (I'll skip the user/domain/password issue for the moment.)

> smb://workgroup/server/share/
> smb://server/share/subdir/

> Could a workgroup name be the same as a local server name, thus making
> these impossible to differentiate?

A workgroup name could be the same as a server name, yes.  I'm not sure how
well that works in practice, but they technically occupy separate namespaces
in netbios, so there could be collisions between the two if we tried doing the

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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