Samba disk share with NT4
Tassilo.Erlewein at suse.de
Tue May 9 15:26:51 GMT 2000
I wonder if you could help me with this problem,
as I failed to find anything suitable in the list
archive about the topic.
The software used is:
Samba 2.0.5 or 2.0.6 on SuSE Linux 6.4 (kernel 2.2.14)
NT Server 4.0 SP 3 or SP 6
I export a Samba disk share with a name of >12 chars
on the Samba server. When looking at the export
table of the server smbclient reports the share
with only the first 12 chars.
I can however smbmount and work on the share using
it's "full name".
The NT client can see the share in the network
environment but can *not* successfully use it.
That does also apply to the command line tool
"net.exe". Everything is fine if I adjust the
Samba disk share name to <=12 chars.
( 1. Win98 clients can connect to the long-name
Samba disk share - I know that Win95 is limited
to 12 chars for some reasons.
2. When I export a long-name disk share with
the NT4 Server I can't see it with smbclient
in the export table (smbclient -L ... -U%)
but I can successfully mount and use it )
Let me summarize:
- Samba can obviously do long-name disk-shares
- NT4 does so, this is used quite regularly
- they seem to not fully interoperate here
This should be very easy to reproduce.
Thanks in advance & best regards
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