problem with sef extracting exe-files...

Michael St. Laurent rowl at
Tue Nov 4 15:25:11 GMT 1997

>We are using samba version 1.9.17p4 en have a problem with
>self extracting exe-files on a samba-mounted disk from NT 4.0.
>( This problem also exists with earlier versions of samba e.g. 1.9.16p11 )
>If you place the exe-file in a directory called "12345678.123"
>( 8.3 filename ), there is no problem.
>If you place the exe-file in a directory called "123456789" ( long filename),
>you get a message window which says it couldn't locate the exe-file.

I noticed a similar problem when using the dos edit command to open a file
on a samba share in a directory with a long file name and then trying to
print the file (from within edit that is).  You will get a "Edit was unable
to find the path 'LPT1'" error.

Michael St. Laurent
Hartwell Corporation

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it is time to pause and reflect."
               -- Mark Twain

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