Kurt Pfeifle k1pfeifle at gmx.net
Tue Jan 18 21:52:29 GMT 2005

On Tuesday 18 January 2005 21:12, Alexander Neundorf wrote:
> On Tuesday 18 January 2005 22:07, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> > On Tuesday 18 January 2005 20:04, Martin Koller wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 18 January 2005 14:26, Luciano Montanaro wrote:
> > > > > smb:// is invalid, you need to give it a host after it.
> > >
> > > smb:/ should do, I think.
> >
> > smb:/ should give...
> >  ... a view of the workgroups in the neighbourhood, plus
>
> That's what I would expect
>
> >  ... a view of the other hosts in the own workgroup.
>
> And this is the one thing I really don't understand why it is done this way
> under windows.

/me too  ;-)

> Why do the same hosts appear twice ? Why are hosts and
> workgroups intermixed ?

Well, they are not exactly "intermixed".

> IMO this is a behaviour we shouldn't copy.

We should still copy it. Because it is something Windows users
browsing their network neighbourhood have come to expect. If you
leave away a part you'll get bugreports and complaints.

To make it a bit clearer, you could show two icons when going
to smb:/

* [ Workgroups ]

* [ Workstations ]

You'd have to click on one to open up the full lest of each.

> Bye
> Alex

Cheers,
Kurt