the undocumented charset parameters in 3.0 - any hints?

Juergen Hasch Hasch at
Sat May 25 11:53:09 GMT 2002

Hi Lars,

Am Samstag, 25. Mai 2002 15:02 schrieb Lars O.Grobe:
> Hello!
> I have compiled and installed the pre17 from the sources (on SuSE 7.3), and
> it starts without errors. But if I use the dos/unix/display charset
> options, I get a message that the interfaces I want samba to bind to are
> not found (in fact, dos charset is ok, the other two aren't).
> I need the charsets as I am in Germany here, and users have a lot of files
> with the German umlauts here. And yes, iconv is installed ;-)
> Can anybody give me a short description of the charset parameters, and
> perhaps an example how he/she uses them in a smb.conf?

dos charset - dos codepage used by clients
unix charset - character set used in your unix system
display charset - character set used in programs which display information to 
the user (e.g. smbclient)

This is what my smb.conf starts with:

        dos charset = 850
        unix charset = ISO-8859-15
        display charset = ISO-8859-15


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