DOS-batchfiles with long filenames cannot be executed in Samba 2.2.2 and higher!

Hans Postma hans at
Thu Apr 18 04:52:02 GMT 2002

Hi all,

Since I upgraded from Samba 2.0.10 to 2.2.2 and later 2.2.3a I cannot
execute DOS-batchfiles form a Samba-share anymore if somewhere in it's path
is a name longer than 8 chars.
So, a file named TESTTESTTEST.BAT gets an access denied, after renaming it
to TESTTEST.BAT everything's ok! Also s:\testtesttest\test.bat won't run,
s:\testtest\test.bat will!
I use RedHat 7.1.
Every option that has to do with name-mangling in smb.conf has it's default

Any idea?


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