how can i get rid of 12 character problem

MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) don_mccall at
Thu Nov 7 14:27:00 GMT 2002

Hello Sak,
My recollection is that in order to be able to browse sharenames
greater than 12 characters, the client has to negotiate using 
unicode across the wire.  SMBClient does not do this.
Maybe some day.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: sak khan [mailto:sherazalikhan at]
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 0:21
> To: samba-technical at
> Subject: how can i get rid of 12 character problem
> i have shared some files in windows NT System and im
> trying to browse throgh following command on Linux
> System running samba 
> >smbclient -L NTWkstaion -U user1
> this command gives me only the share names whose
> length is upto 12 character shares having length more
> then 12 characters are not shown throgh this
> command.....similar problem of SHARE names Browsing
> exist when trying to browse on Linux to Linux
> machine.......i think this is the problem with
> smbclient......i have tried 2.2.6 and 3.0 alpha but
> didnt get rid of this problem so far can anyone pls
> help for this
> PS: i dont want to define any share defination in
> smb.conf file share should be browse properly as they
> are being browsed withour defining in conf file.....
> waiting for favourable reply
> sk
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