CIFS vs. NFS and other filesystems (was Client for Samba Networks)

Steve Langasek vorlon at
Tue Dec 18 12:35:15 GMT 2001

On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 03:35:33PM -0500, Michael B Allen wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Dec 2001 11:23:16 -0600
> Steve Langasek <vorlon at> wrote:

> > On Tue, Dec 18, 2001 at 10:48:50AM -0600, Steven French wrote:
> > >      h) Unicode

> > The use of UCS-2 is as much a strength as it is a weakness;

> How do you know it's UCS-2 and not UTF-16?

UCS-2 is the encoding at the base of all of Microsoft's widechar APIs.  
In Microsoft's language, it's the definition of Unicode.  Do you have 
reason to believe that they've implemented UTF-16 on-the-wire in SMB,
despite the fact that they sell neither clients nor servers that are
capable of consuming characters outside of the 16-bit Unicode space? :)

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer
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