[Samba] share names longer than 12 characters

Kristof Van Landschoot kristof at coin-c.com
Thu Nov 18 13:50:48 GMT 2004


from browsing the internet I found that there used to be problems with share
names longer than 12 characters.  The problem is this: using smbclient -L, the
shares are just not listed.  It's also impossible to connect to them.  Using
MacOS X, 10.3, panther as they call it.

Microsoft has even written an article about this problem, see
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q145949/ for that.

Now, it was fixed somewhere in the samba 2 series I've found in the mailing list
archives, but it seems the same problem is still there with this smbclient on
Mac Os X 10.3 (panther), which reports as version 3.0.2.

The question is: could it be that the bug has been reintroduced somewhere along
the lines and is back in samba 3.0.2.  I don't have a linux version or self
compiled version at hand, so I need to check that I know and will when I find
time, but maybe someone can already confirm/deny the fact that such bug exists
or not?


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