libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?

Welsh, Armand armand.welsh at
Tue Jan 2 18:13:11 GMT 2001

Agreed.  If a user clicks on their network neighborhood, the network
neighborhood application should be configured with a default workgroup, or
read the default workgroup, from the smb.conf file (or through the some
other means) and then send the network neighborhood "browser" to the address
of smb://workgroup/ as defined.  But then the programmer would need to
include a "Entire Network" link, to take them back to "smb://" since the
default doesn't send the user there.

this, of course, is my oppinion...


-> -----Original Message-----
-> From: Allen, Michael B (RSCH) [mailto:Michael_B_Allen at]
-> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 6:46 PM
-> To: Samba Technical
-> Subject: RE: libsmbclient: Browsing and a URI spec?
-> > -----Original Message-----
-> > From:	Christopher R. Hertel [SMTP:crh at]
-> > Eg., when you start the
-> > browsing application it automatically comes up with the workgroup
-> > listing--sort of like a home page.
-> > 
-> 	I agree this should be completely left under the 
-> control of the application itself but if it's relevant to 
-> the discussion at all then I think I should express that I 
-> do not believe the above example is ideal. If someone 
-> launches their "Network Neighborhood" like icon they should 
-> be presented with a list of servers in their "Neighborhood". 
-> 99% of the time users don't give a hoot about what workgroup 
-> there in. Again this is a behavioural feature of the 
-> application itself and therefore has no bearing on the smb 
-> URI standard right? Otherwise I think these sorts of 
-> application level things have a tendency to sort themselves out.
-> 	Mike

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