samba share name lengths

philipp mayrhofer philipp.mayrhofer at
Mon Sep 17 23:50:04 GMT 2001

it depends on the operating system you want to connect from.
win98 and nt are different.
from windows nt 4.0 you can only access to share-name with a max. length of
13 char.

i had the same problem and made the share name shorter.

"C. Linus Hicks" wrote:

> I seem to recall that Windows NT/95/98 allow long (>32) names to be
> visible as share names. However, samba seems to limit my share names to
> 13 characters in version 2.2.1a. If I create a share with a name longer
> than that, it cannot be accessed. Am I missing something?
> Thanks for your help.
> Linus
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