[Samba] share name size limitation?

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Jul 25 09:04:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 22 Jul 2002, Guy Story, KC5GOI wrote:

> 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.

There's a unicode bug in NT4 that limits the share name on non-unicode
servers (e.g. Samba 2.2) to 12 characters.

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