Error 0 from libsmbclient smbc_opendir("smb://:@@HOME/")

Christopher R. Hertel crh at
Fri Aug 22 04:15:42 GMT 2003

On Thu, Aug 21, 2003 at 11:40:32PM -0400, Michael Spilo wrote:
> Hi All,

I can't comment on the rest, but regarding this bit...

> Anyway, the question is why do I get a -1 return with 0 errno on a
> smbc_opendir("smb://:@@HOME/") Could this be caused by some stupid setup
> mistake on my part? 
> (The ":@" I've found is necessary if the workgroup name contains an @,
> since there doesn't seem to be a way to escape the @ out of the URI
> user:password@ sequence, which ends up a problem if you have @ in the
> user name, password or server/workgroup, but that's another topic.)

The '@' is a reserved character in that part of the URL.  I wrote the I-D
on the SMB URL, and I have no idea how you would parse "smb://:@@HOME/".
It would vary from implementation to implementation.  The correct way to
write it would be "smb://:@%40HOME/" or simply "smb://%40HOME/".

That would be the right syntax for the URL...

Chris -)-----

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