Stratus VOS port status and issue.

James Sutherland jas88 at
Fri May 12 15:38:46 GMT 2000

On Sat, 13 May 2000, Ron Alexander wrote:

(snip successful test>
Another string to Samba's bow, then. Well done!

> Now for a problem that I hope the experts will be quick to solve.
> The path names on VOS start with a % sign. Here is what I see in my log
> file.
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> [2000/05/12 09:36:07, 3] loadparm.c:(1525)
>   adding home directory Ron_Alexander at
> %swsle#m12_user>Stratus>Ron_Alexander
> [2000/05/12 09:36:16, 0] service.c:(486)
>   Can't change directory to _swsle#m12_user>Stratus>Ron_Alexander (No such
> file
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> As you can see the % has been replaced by a _ causing a file not found
> error.
> We are well aware of the larger problem of trying to get our file system to
> be compatible with a Unix style system, but this is a problem we did not
> expect.
> Other than some possibly major code modifications for VOS (a practice I have
> avoided so far) is there a way to resolve this in Samba.

Have you considered patching dos_to_unix() to convert VOS file paths to
Unix ones? (i.e. replace %, # and > with /, and vice versa? This looks
like the "cleanest" place to do it, AFAICS.


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