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

jra at jra at
Wed Nov 6 05:59:00 GMT 2002

On Wed, Nov 06, 2002 at 04:34:28PM +1030, Richard Sharpe wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.

Oh. Do you have the unix character set set to iso8859-1 ? I
don't think that character set has a 1/2 character. Try
setting it to utf8 and see if this fixes it.


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