[Samba] smbclient: support for long share names..?

Dabney, Nathan T. Nathan.Dabney at escocorp.com
Fri Sep 3 16:59:57 GMT 2004

I am running smbclient: Version 3.0.6-SUSE (SLES 8.0)
I am still unable to see any printer shares with names longer than 12
characters.  Does anyone have an idea how to resolve this?
[Please cc: me with any replies]
On Fri, 22 Nov 2002, Diana McKenna wrote:
> If no one has any further information on this, I'll submit this as a bug.
This is a known limitation of the fact that samba-2.x does NOT support
true UniCode on the wire. This limitation should disappear in Samba-3.0.0
since it handles UniCode.
- John T.
> Thanks!
> Diana
> At 03:07 PM 11/19/2002 11/19/2002, John Benedetto wrote:
> >I thought the 13 character limit was a 'feature' of NT, and thus Samba
> >reflects that "feature", too... anyone know?
> >
> >--On Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:56 PM -0500 Diana McKenna
> ><dmckenna at mathworks.com
<http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba> > wrote:
> >
> >>Hello All,
> >>
> >>If I create a 13 char long share on a filer or a windows workstation (a
> >>windows 2000 workstation for example) and then run sbmclient to list the
> >>shares on that system smbclient will not list any shares greater than 12
> >>chars long.  I can see and access the long share name on my windows 2000
> >>system and I can see it on the system where the share was created but
> >>smbclient will not list it.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org <http://lists.samba.org/mailman/listinfo/samba> 


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