Bug 575 - Workgroups with @ in the name
Summary: Workgroups with @ in the name
Alias: None
Product: Samba 2.2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: libsmbclient (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.8a
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-10-06 08:30 UTC by Jeroen Benckhuijsen
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:26 UTC (History)
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patch for characters in username/domain (751 bytes, patch)
2003-10-06 12:11 UTC, Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
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Description Jeroen Benckhuijsen 2003-10-06 08:30:56 UTC
In windows, it's possible to use workgroup names containing an @ as the first
character (or any other position i presume), like '@home' (used by a
cable-internet provider in the Netherlands). Samba thinks this the @ sign is
used for authentication only. This prevents me from browsing these workgroups.
Is this a missing samba feature or a windows bug?
Comment 1 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-10-06 12:11:35 UTC
Created attachment 183 [details]
patch for characters in username/domain
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-10-06 12:12:56 UTC
you can try this patch.  However 2.2.x is in maintainence 
mode and isn't going to get much work due form here on out.
I would suggest spending some time testing 3.0.
Comment 3 Jeroen Benckhuijsen 2003-10-07 04:51:39 UTC
Thanx for the quick response. I'll try the patch as soon as possible. I'd like
to start testing on 3.0, however the problem is samba is installed on our main
server and I don't want to take the risk running an ¨unstable¨ version on that
server. I'll try to install samba 3.0 on a backup PC i've got running overhere.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-12-12 08:37:46 UTC
closing.  FIxed in 3.0
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:26:48 UTC
database cleanup