can't run programs from directories > 8 chars

Colin_Everett at Colin_Everett at
Thu Jun 25 13:19:56 GMT 1998

     We're trying to use a samba server as a repository for all our PC 
     source media, and I've discovered that if an exe exists in a directory 
     with more than 8 characters then the client (NT) will complain that it 
     cannot find the exe. Changing the name of the directory to 8 chars or 
     less fixes the problem. I've played around with name mangling options 
     but cannot get it to work with long name directories.
     Any ideas?
     -Colin Everett
     Colin Everett              
     colin_everett at

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