ntfs issue

AndyChu andychu at cabletv.com.hk
Mon Dec 16 03:04:00 GMT 2002

Thx for reply. May be I have to tell the story in detail. I have about 80G's MPEG file in the hard disk with format of NTFS without any security setting.

Yesterday, I tried to mount the hard disk in redhat 8.0 (kernel Version 2.4.18-14) with download & install the suitable ntfs service pack(from linux-ntfs.sourceforge.net). I mount it on the /tmp/win directory. It success. I can see it at linux side. And then I launch the samba server and make the /tmp directoy be shared with name tmp. I checked by using smbclient utility indise the linux platform to connect the samba server. The MPEG files can be seen inside tmp/win without problem. After that, I use a win2000 workstation to connect that shared 'tmp' on samba server. Those file inside the tmp directory can be seen(that is the linux file) but the MPEG files inside directoy tmp/win cannot be shown. That's what I would like to say.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Esh, Andrew 
  To: 'Steve Langasek' ; AndyChu 
  Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org 
  Sent: Friday, December 13, 2002 3:41 AM
  Subject: RE: ntfs issue

  (I assume you're asking about serving an NTFS partition via Samba, which is being hosted on a non-Windows OS which is capable of mounting NTFS partitions.)

  You'd have to depend on the quality of the NTFS support on the OS of the host which is running Samba. It may not support features like Extended Attributes, which would prevent ACL storage and the NT Security System from working. There may also be some filename length and case mangling rules that aren't the same. Depends on the OS, depends on the NTFS mount support.

  Other than that, simple unsecured file service should work. 

  -----Original Message----- 
  From: Steve Langasek [mailto:vorlon at netexpress.net] 
  Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2002 9:46 AM 
  To: AndyChu 
  Cc: samba-technical at lists.samba.org 
  Subject: Re: ntfs issue 

  On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 04:06:55PM +0800, AndyChu wrote: 
  > Does samba support share those files in a ntfs partition ? 

  This is meaningless.  Samba does not "support" NTFS partitions, because 
  Samba does not interface with partitions.  If you are asking whether 
  Samba can *serve* shares from NTFS partitions, that's a question of 
  whether the host OS supports the filesystem.  If you are asking whether 
  Samba (smbclient) can *access* shares on NTFS partitions, then yes -- 
  though NTFS has little to do with it. 

  Steve Langasek 
  postmodern programmer 

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