libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?

Allen, Michael B (RSCH) Michael_B_Allen at
Mon Jan 1 23:27:35 GMT 2001

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Steve Langasek [SMTP:vorlon at]
> Sent:	Monday, January 01, 2001 5:45 PM
> To:	Christopher R. Hertel
> Cc:	Richard Sharpe; Samba Technical
> Subject:	Re: libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?
> On Mon, 1 Jan 2001, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > config file.  If no such default were specified, then the starting point 
> > would be smb://.
> However, one of the advantages of using URL-like syntax is that it allows
> integration of SMB file browsing into more general-purpose applications.
> Starting browsing operations at the default workgroup level isn't necessarily
> appropriate for something like midnight commander, even though it's
> reasonable to want to integrate SMB-awareness into such applications.
	I don't understand. I would think it's ideal for something like Midnight
	Commander. By default, users would probably want to browse the servers
	of their workgroup, yes? Presumably this would be specified in your

	Incidentally I'm sure it would be more than reasonable to want to enable
	Midnight Commander with smb functionality. I believe it is the foundation
	of the default GNOME file manager 'gmc' which IMO is right on the money
	as far as the type of applications we've been pondering.


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