[Samba] share name size limitation?

Van Sickler, Jim vansickj-eodc at Kaman.com
Mon Jul 22 14:37:02 GMT 2002

Keep them below 12 char's.

That's a Windows limitation, not Samba's.

Win9x clients can't see share names >12 char's.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guy Story, KC5GOI [mailto:kc5goi at kc5goi.net]
> Sent: Monday, July 22, 2002 9:17 AM
> To: samba at lists.samba.org
> Subject: [Samba] share name size limitation?
> Hello everyone,  I was trying to rename a newlys created 
> share for a customer 
> site over the weekend.  I was trying to give it MedTranBackup 
> but that would 
> only yield an error on the NT4 workstation about the network 
> name not found 
> and could not browse to it via network neighborhood.  When I 
> use MedTran 
> everything was happy.  I appear to have hit a limit in the 
> length of the 
> name.  What is the max length limit on a share name?  BTW, I 
> did verify the 
> logon scripts had the correct syntax and restarted samba 
> after changing the 
> names.
> thanks
> -- 
> Guy Story, KC5GOI
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> gstory at tigerbyte.com
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