Appendix C. The SMB URL


There’s a fly on the frog, On the bump on the log, In the hole in the middle of the sea.

 --Traditional Folk Song

The Origins of the SMB URL

The idea of a URL scheme designed specifically for use with CIFS had been kicked around before, but it was Richard Sharpe of the Samba Team who finally pushed folks into digging a foundation and pouring concrete. Richard proposed the idea to the readership of the Samba Technical mailing list, and a lively discussion ensued. It took only a short while to work out the basic design of the SMB URL, and most of those involved agreed that the rough-draft plans were a good start. Richard then began work on a prototype implementation to be included in Samba’s libsmbclient library, and yours ...

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