[jcifs] Re: jCIFS, non encrypted password and Samba 3 failure

Michael B Allen mba2000 at ioplex.com
Wed Jul 6 18:52:24 GMT 2005

On Wed, 06 Jul 2005 18:16:02 +0200
Fabrice Jammes <fjammes at univ-paris1.fr> wrote:

> In fact jCIFS works with useUnicode = false, but as i'm french i need to 
> work with accent and they are not supported.
> On Windows XP clients, we have patched registry and authentication with
> plaintext password work fine, and accent displaying is OK. Same thing
> with smbclient.

Yes, this is an alignment bug in jCIFS. I will fix in the next release. If
you really need it now I can send you a jar.

> I try List.java with
> 	Config.setProperty("jcifs.smb.client.useUnicode", "false");
> 	Config.setProperty("jcifs.encoding", "UTF8");	
> or with ISO8859_1
> or ISO8859_15_FDIS
> and the accents don't appear or appear like "?"

Well the server would have to be configured to use the same OEM codepage
and Windows does not do UTF-8 well.

> Here are the charset setting on the server (smb.conf) :
> dos charset = 850
> unix charset = ISO-8859-15
> display charset = ISO-8859-15

Oh, with Samba then it should work with the default encoding I think. That
might be another bug.


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