libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?
sharpe at ns.aus.com
Mon Jan 1 21:40:26 GMT 2001
At 02:45 PM 1/1/01 -0600, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
>Steve Langasek wrote:
>> Will there also be a means of listing the servers in the 'current' (as
>> configured on the client), such as 'smb:///'?
>The existance of a default workgroup is a problem. In some environments,
>eg. web browsers or file managers, you might not have a default while in
>others you would.
>Richard's library will look for a .smb.conf file in the user's home
>directory thus allowing for a default to be specified. I imagine, though
>that applications developers may have their own ideas. Eg., were Mozilla
>to adopt libsmbclient, they might want to keep their own config
>I think the smb:/// syntax would make sense for browsing the default
>workgroup. Entering smb:// (two slashes) will be more 'natural' to
OK, but smb:/// looks like you want all the shares on the default server,
although there is no such concept available.
I guess I am happy to use smb:/// but worry that it may preclude something
in the future.
>people but it will not be a problem, since they will be able to select
>their own workgroup from the list in any case. Another way to handle
>this is that the application could easily start within the default
>workgroup and offere a means for going up or down from there.
>Christopher R. Hertel -)----- University of Minnesota
>crh at nts.umn.edu Networking and Telecommunications Services
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Richard Sharpe, sharpe at ns.aus.com
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