smbclient is not connecting to a Japanese Sharename on WIN 2k and WIN NT

TAKAHASHI Motonobu monyo at
Sat Jan 5 00:09:05 GMT 2002

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Atoshi  Rakshit wrote:
>We were able to connect to a Japanese Sharename on WIN 9X but not to
>WIN NT, WIN 2k.

This is a known issue and will be fixed at Samba 2.2.3.

>We then realised that there is a Japanese version of samba which we
>immediately downloaded and installed. However we still are not able to
>connect to WIN NT and WIN 2k.

I examined this under Samba 2.0.10-ja-1.2 against Windows XP
Professional share and works well as follows:

#./smbclient `echo //server/<SOME JAPANESE SHARE NAME> | nkf -s` \
  -U administrator
Domain=[HOME] OS=[Windows 5.1] Server=[Windows 2000 LAN Manager]
smb: \> quit

nkf is a program to convert (mainly) Japanese encoding method. 
On Linux EUC-JP is usually used as Japanese encoding method but if you
set "coding system = SJIS", you have to give a Shift_JIS encoded
string to smbclient at current Samba.

>NOTE: We are using samba-2.2.1a-ja-0.4 version on Linux.

Samba Team does not develop Samba Japanese version.
Ask to Samba Users Group Japan.

TAKAHASHI, Motonobu(monyo)         monyo at
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