12, not 8 char limit in testparm?

Steve Langasek vorlon at netexpress.net
Tue Sep 16 15:33:06 GMT 2003

On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 10:28:54AM -0500, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:
> Well, I've made a change...  It currently reads:

> WARNING: You have some share names that are longer than 12 characters.
> These may not be accessible to some older clients.
> (Eg. Windows9x, WindowsMe, and smbclient prior to Samba 3.0.

> I'm happy to change it to something better if there is agreement.

I don't remember ever having problems accessing long share names from
pre-3.0 smbclient?  Or does this refer to the fact that smbclient -L
won't display them?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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