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Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Dec 29 22:01:07 GMT 2000

> On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Kevin Colby wrote:
> > Ugh.  We can't very well make that the URI syntax.
> > Since both the workgroup and the scope could potentially contain
> > anything at all, there is no possible way to really tell them apart.
> > (Who thought that up?)  Given the situation, I think Chris mentioned
> > the only viable solution:  Demand a specific character be escaped if
> > used in the workgroup or scope name.  Since NT is already starting
> > to sing a different tune when it sees a ".", that may be the best
> > nominee for the job.
> Agreed.
> > Just to summarize, I think that leaves two syntaxes:
> > (broswing) smb://[workgroup[.scope]]/
> > (specific) smb://[[domain;]user[:password]@]server/[share/[path/][file]]
> With the understanding that 'server' here can be one of
> '<netbios_name>[.<scope>]', '<host>[.domain]', or '<ip_addr>', tested in that
> order, yes.

Yes.  That's how I'd call it.

Chris -)-----

Christopher R. Hertel -)-----                   University of Minnesota
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