Limitation on name length

Mike Fedyk mfedyk at
Fri Nov 10 02:29:26 GMT 2000

Peter Bouton wrote:
> I remember reading somewhere that there was a 9-character limit on
> something....share name....workgroup name.  Anyone know if there is such
> a limit?
> Thanks,
> Peter Bouton

I've found a 12 char limit on share names, at least with NT4 and Win98. 8 char
for dos.

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