win95-98 problems

Chris Ditri chrisd at
Tue Oct 16 07:05:49 GMT 2001


You haven't given much info about your system, but here is a suggestion:

Check the names of your share points -- keep them to 11 characters or 
less.  I don't know if this is what is going on with you, but win95/98 can 
only handle share points with 11 chars or less.

In other words:

You can't have "\\sambaserver\the place where users keep their files"
it must be much shorter, like:

Windows 2000, on the other hand, can see share names much longer.

Hope it helps.  It drove me nuts when it happened to me!


At 03:26 PM 10/16/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>I've installed samba in my linux machine (Mandrake 7.2).
>With WinNT and Win2000 there is no problems, but in Win95 and Win98 It's 
>impossible to read files, and open exixting folders, the error is: "the 
>file (folder) don't exist".
>If I try to create one, It'isn't shown, there is an error, but if I go in 
>machine with win2000 the folder(file) is there.
>How can I resolve this problem?
>Thank yuo in advantage
>         Roberta Mancini

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