[Samba] WinNT4 reports "Network path not found" when accessing share over certain length

Jason Barker jbarker at edulog.com
Wed Feb 13 16:35:19 GMT 2002

I've got a Samba 2.2.3a server up and running, and it is working great. No
major problems, but one slight annoyance.

There is a share setup called "testing-files". In Windows 2000, access to
this share works fine (and in Win95/98 if I remember right), but in Windows
NT 4, an error stating "Network path not found" is given. If I rename the
share to "testfiles", it works fine. I have not played with it to see what
the limit is on the length, but this is a strange problem. I thought there
was only a limit on share lengths for older (DOS, etc.) SMB clients. One
thing to note, there are other shares on other machines that have longer
names than "testing-files", and they work fine.

Thanks for any help.

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