Name mangling patch

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at
Fri Mar 19 05:01:51 GMT 1999

we tend to avoid adding "databases" ala UMSDOS: people / users tend to
delete / modify them.

the best solution would be to have OSes read FAT tables directly and
obtain the mangled names direct off the hd.

i bet this is only possible for linux, tho...

On Fri, 19 Mar 1999, Beau Kuiper wrote:

> Hi,
> I may be completely crazy, not had enough coffee, played too much
> half life, so if what I suggest is stupid, just kick me :)
> Couldn't we have directory (such as '.mangle') to hold all the
> mangled names as symbolic links to the real files.
> Then when a client using mangled names wants a file, smbd will
> simply enter that directory and get the file from there.
> Beau Kuiper - ekuiperba at
> ========================================================
> The more advanced the technology, the more people you have to employ
> maintain it

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