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

Gerald Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Feb 14 06:35:12 GMT 2002

On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Jason Barker wrote:

> 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.

It's a UNICODE bug in NT 4.0.  Limited to 12 character chare names in
Samba 2.2.x

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