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Hi to all,

I've managed to share a Window's XP directory whose share name is longer
than 12 characters. Furthermore, the share name contains "spaces" and sharing
this directory, Windows issues a warning stating that older versions of Windows
might not be able to access the share...

Now, I'm running Mandrake Linux 10.0 and issuing the command "smbclient -L
windows_workstation_name" does not list the share as "available". Other shares
which have shorter share names are displayed by the command. So, should
I restrict the share name to 12 characters to access this share, under Linux,
or is there some parameter, within samba configuration files, that I should
configure to reach such share name?

Also, if the share name contains "spaces" and if the mount point also contains
"spaces", how does one specifiy such an entry in the file /etc/fstab?

Thanks to all
Hello there ,

I use mount to mount my shares try it like this

mkdir /mywindowsshare
mount -t smbfs -o guest //winxp/my' 'documents/my' 'music /mywindowsshare

This should work .

Robert B

ps. : you need to have smbclient installed

Thanks for the tip... it does work nicely... never seen any documentation
on this...

Now, the second issue: how do you set up this entry in /etc/fstab, e.g.
if I want to achieve an automatic mount of this share while Linux boots,
what would be the entry to insert in the file /etc/fstab?

with that /etc/fstab entry I cannot help you , but

you can put the moutning commands into your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file right after

touch /var/lock/sybsys/local line

Robert B

After a few days off, back to this thread...

So, thanks for supplying a valid alternative to set up the
"mount" somewhere else than /etc/fstab.

As you've suggested, I'll implement the command in
/etc/rc.d/rc.local and it should be fine.

Many thanks to all of you
You are welcome.

Robert B
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