smb.conf parameters: sendfile, unicode

Alexander Bokovoy a.bokovoy at
Wed Jan 21 16:05:24 GMT 2004

On Tue, Jan 20, 2004 at 09:07:08PM +1100, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> I just wanted to quickly check with the list on a couple of matters:
> 'use sendfile = yes' is still not the default.  It talked to jra at
>, and he was of the mind that it should be on by default. 
> Can I change it, and should that occur before this impending release?
Please do not change it unless problem with Win9X will be fixed -- Win9X
clients do not work correctly when 'use sendfile = yes' is in place.

> 'unicode' is still an option in the smb.conf.  People are setting this,
> particularly to 'no'  (some people have an irrational fear of
> unicode).   I propose that we remove this option - I have only seen it
> cause pain, particularly with my nice login BSOD I spent time tracking
> down earlier this month.
+1 here.

/ Alexander Bokovoy
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