Allen, Michael B (RSCH)
Michael_B_Allen at ml.com
Fri Dec 29 00:05:56 GMT 2000
> > Given the string "smb://<srvname>/" (note: no auth data), first assume
> > that this is a browser query, and attempt to locate the server list by
> > querying <srvname>#1D. If this fails, then consider <srvname> to be a
> > fileserver. Attempt to connect to <srvname>#20 and collect a list of
> > available services.
Mmmmm. Yes, I see.
> but I would prefer to flip-flop the
> workgroup's precedence over a server name in the unlikely event that
> the network namespace is messed up (first try #20, then #1D).
But this would be left to the application and is not an issue concerning the smb URI standard. What is described here is that specifying a workgroup for browsing explicitly within the URI is not supported. The *application* is simply attempting to resolve the servername as a #1D group name. So this is quite nice because we get rid of the bastard stepchild workgroup# from the URL but the application can still provide browse functionality.
I like it!
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