Some linux-cifs-client ideas

Juan Lang juan_lang at
Mon Aug 23 19:35:05 GMT 2004

This is probably somewhat OT, but:

Anthony wrote:
> In Windows, at least, network neighborhood is
> implemented through a shell extension.  It's not a
> real file system (AFAIK) as far as non shell-aware
> applications are concerned.

Not entirely true.  The workgroup, server, and share
browsing are done through a shell extension, but when
opening a file or directory, NtCreateFile (and its
Win32 equivalent, CreateFile) can handle UNC path
names.  The parameters to NtCreateFile map really
easily to the NT_CREATE_ANDX SMB, in fact.


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