NWFS mangled name algorithm.

Bob Mastors bob.mastors at crosstor.com
Wed Mar 29 17:55:56 GMT 2000

I found this article in the MSDN (Jan 00):
    HOWTO: Create Hard Links in Windows NT and Windows 2000
    ID: Q234727 

Here is a snippet from the summary of the article:
    Windows NT and Windows 2000 support hard links on NTFS disk volumes.
    Following are two programmatic approaches that exist for creating hard links: 

    Use CreateHardLink() in Windows 2000.

    Use the Win32 BackupWrite() function to construct a hard link
    in Windows NT and Windows 2000.

Bob Mastors
CrosStor Software Inc.
719 785-4226

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Elrond <Elrond at Wunder-Nett.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list SAMBA-TECHNICAL <samba-technical at samba.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 10:41 AM
Subject: Re: NWFS mangled name algorithm.

> Hi John,
> On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 02:28:23PM +1000, John E. Malmberg wrote:
> [...]
> > > AFAIK ntfs is the other way round: You normaly have long
> > > names and the short names are just an "attribute" (the ntfs
> > > filesystem in Linux can present them as hardlinks. Oh: and
> > > ntfs also has hardlinks on its own, which nobody tells you
> > > loudly.).
> > 
> > The one type of hardlinks that I know about, CHKDSK will remove, as it
> > considers them an error.
> You can have "fake" hardlinks on (v)fat, but these are
> illegal, and chkdsk will remove them.
> ntfs on the other hand supports real hardlinks (they added
> them to satisfy unix95 or posix or whatever) I've to say, I
> never tried them, but I remember a "ln" was in ntreskit,
> I'll maybe look at it.
>     Elrond

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