GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 103748
Cannot connect to shared directory if its name length is over 13 symbols
Last modified: 2004-12-22 21:47:04 UTC
If on remote Samba server there is shared folder which has sharename longer
than 13 symbols it is not browseable.
For example if on remote Samba server Samba there is a shared folder with
sharename name_which_is_way_longer_than_13_symbols, and I would go with
then the same folder will be displayed as name_which_is and nautilus will
show that it has ? items. If you double click on that folder, then nautilus
will display error message:
Nautilus cannot display "smb://Samba/name_which_is"
It is interesting that this restriction applies only to folders which are
shared on Samba server. If for example there is a folder shared with name
short_name and it has a subfolder another_name_which_is_too_long going to
everything is displayed properly, and subfolder
another_name_which_is_too_long is browseable.
Using smbclient I can connect to folders with long names:
I suspect it is somehow related to smbclient, because
smbclient -L //Samba
displays first 13 symbols of shared folder names.
Since I noticed this bug I have upgraded Gnome2 from Sid few times, but the
bug is still there.
Bug still exists with the libsmbclient backend.
*** Bug 152099 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***