samba-head bug relating to windows special chars (1/2)

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at
Wed Nov 6 05:43:00 GMT 2002


I have been tracking down a problem with profiles that was reported last 
year to do with names like '31/2 Floppy (A).lnk' where 1/2 is the special 
character that shows up as 1/2 under Windows.

This problem does not occur with Linux and Samba 2.0.7, and does not occur 
with Samba-head and Slowaris or FreeBSD, however, it does it occur with 
Linux (RedHat 7.2) and samba-head.

The problem occurs when server_push is called to transfer the name to the 
response as a UNICODE string. However, while the string is fully in the 
buffer, for some reason, there is a 0x00 0x00 right after the 0x33 0x00 
inserted for the 3.

Now investigating why server_push is screwing the string up.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe at, rsharpe at, 
sharpe at,

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