SMB URL Internet Draft (oh my)
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Apr 10 19:52:06 GMT 2001
In an effort to be trendy and cool, I have gone ahead and submitted a draft
specification for the SMB URL to the IETF. This alone is enough to get me
committed to the crazy house.
Having never submitted a draft to the IETF, I have no idea what will
happen next. In any case, the purpose of submitting the draft to the IETF
is to stimulate discussion. I have been working with a small ad-hoc
working group and I think I have the document to the point where I can
show it in public.
There are a few items of business still outstanding with regard to this
specification. In particular:
- Mike Allen presented an alternate syntax. I think that this deserves
more than just my review. It was posted on the samba-tech list and
should be cross-posted to the jCIFS list.
- I would like folks to consider the idea of adding support for
smb://*/ or smb://*[.scope]/ to the specification so that broadcast
name queries to the wildcard address can be sent.
There is a copy of the document at:
I would like to restrict discussions of this draft to one mailing list.
For now, I would like to use the jcifs at samba.org list because Mike is in
the process of implementing full support of this URL form in jCIFS. It is
also a quieter list than the samba-tech list and, with 2.2 on the move, I
think it would be best not to add anything extra to samba-tech.
I may try to get a separate list set up, if there is any discussion volume
regarding this draft.
Looking forward to hearing from folks.
Samba Team -- http://www.samba.org/ -)----- Christopher R. Hertel
jCIFS Team -- http://jcifs.samba.org/ -)----- ubiqx development, uninq.
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