Kevin Colby kevinc at
Thu Dec 28 23:22:09 GMT 2000

Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Kevin Colby wrote:
> > Steve Langasek wrote:
> > >
> > > If a machine on a remote subnet registers the server name BLEE with the
> > > WINS server, and a machine on the local subnet declares itself the LMB
> > > for workgroup BLEE, then I believe existing clients will be able to ignore
> > > the conflict and see both workgroup BLEE and server BLEE.
> >
> > I have to side with "blame a bad network", but because of this scenario,
> > I think it would better to "prefer" the server name when in doubt.
> > (Look up #20 first and only use #1D failing that.)  Contacting a specific
> > server/share (a "must") should outweigh the ability to browse a poorly
> > named workgroup (a "user convenience").
> I see no reason not to list both, though I am thinking at a high-level
> (like a web-browser window).

But what are the URLs for the subitems under smb://blee/ in that case?

The syntax just hammered out not only does not differentiate, it doesn't
allow for any possible differentiation.  Since, as you pointed out, this
is a very, very, bad thing in the first place, I do not think the URI
syntax needs to adapted to accomodate it, but one will have to take
precedence over the other.

	- Kevin Colby
	  kevinc at

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