Long share names

Ragnar Wisløff ragnar.wisloff at linuxlabs.no
Wed Mar 21 15:16:23 GMT 2001

Hello list,

I have seen a problem with using NT 4 Workstations against Samba 2.0.7 on a 
Linux box. With NT user names longer than 12 characters those users cannot 
access their home directories, error message on the NT client is "Network 
name cannot be found". Logging in with the same user from a Win 2000 client 
works fine, as does accessing other shares on the NT client. Does NT 4 WS 
truncate the user name when sending it to Samba? Any other reasons why this 
would happen?

Best regards,
Ragnar Wisløff
LinuxLabs AS

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