NWFS mangled name algorithm.

Gerald Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Tue Mar 28 14:04:30 GMT 2000

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Andrew, any comments on changing to one of these in Samba
> instead of the (rather crappy:-) str_checksum() function ?

Just a comment here.  Every time the filename mangling 
code changes to produce a different name, it is possible
to break PIF file shortcuts under Windows 9x.  I noticed 
this between 2.0.3 and 2.0.6.  Only affects PIF files 
to DOS programs whose filenames are not 8.3 compliant 
obviously.  Most often occurs when a batch file uses a LFN.

                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at eng.auburn.edu             http://www.eng.auburn.edu/users/cartegw

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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