libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Mon Jan 1 20:35:58 GMT 2001

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

> As you point out (and I was not aware--but I just checked it with an 
> Ethereal trace and you are correct), the ennumeration of the browse list 
> is an SMB call.  The overloading, then, is quite natural.  Here is the 
> syntax in greater detail:

>    smb://              is the top of the tree; list all workgroups.

>    smb://workgroup/    list the servers within the workgroup.

>    smb://server/       list the shares on the server.

>    smb://server/share  means list all directories in share on server.

> where workgroup means either a workgroup or an ntdomain.

Will there also be a means of listing the servers in the 'current' (as
configured on the client), such as 'smb:///'?

> Really?  Interesting.  I thought that ennumerating shares could be done 
> anonymously.

Sometimes yes, sometimes no. :) All depends on the server.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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