share names with special characters

Michael B Allen mba2000 at
Sun Oct 24 22:55:35 GMT 2004

Bjoern JACKE said:

> Looks like smbclient isn't really talking unicode on the wire.

Yes, this is a limitation in smbclient. There are two types of remote
share enumeration functions -- RAP and RPC. The RAP version does not
support Unicode or share names longer than 12 characters. Samba supports
the RPC version but smbclient uses the more limited RAP version. I believe
you can successfully enumerate shares with Unicode or >12 characters using
rpcclient though.


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