Tue Dec 2 03:01:20 GMT 2003
thing. Yes, that's completely insane. They haven't let that stop them.
Other folk might use a server's DNS name with a CIFS: specifier, eg.:
CIFS://server.samba.org/sharename/dirpath/file.ext Unless the server is
a W2K server running SMB over port 445, you'd still need NetBIOS.
This is where the code from Samba or another project would come in handy.
> On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> > > On the contrary, on a Windows system, I've seen a netbios name typed into a
> > > browser window pull up the expected (or unexpected) website on the local
> > > network. This is certainly a bad idea, both on the part of the implementors
> > > who tied NetBIOS resolution into the system in this fashion and on the part of
> > > those publicizing their netbios name as a URL, but there it is.
> > There has been talk of a CIFS:// (oh, what is that called) thingy.
> > Do-able.
> And URL stands for *Universal* resource locator. There's nothing universal
> about using Netbios names..
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
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