[Samba] 3.0.24 to 3.0.28 upgrade, lost printers (name length?)
michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Mon Dec 17 03:54:04 GMT 2007
Ryan Novosielski wrote:
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> Michael Heydon wrote:
>> Most of the printers are still present, the ones the disappeared have
>> names that are 17 or more characters, the remaining printers all have
>> names of 15 characters or less. All of the clients are XP Pro SP2.
>> I found an old mailing list message (2003) mentioning a 13 character
>> limit when listing shares, however I don't believe this is the cause as
>> some of the remaining printers have names > 13 characters.
> I have a note to myself about the 13 character limit, and I believed it
> was for older operating systems (far older than anything you have).
That is what I thought as well. I vaugely remember issues with 9x not
listing shares with long names. It's not really vital anymore, I have
recreated the printers with shorter names and reinstalled them on the
effected machines. I'm still curious as to why this happened though.
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*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>
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