Is there a fix for Windows non-ASCII filenames via smbfs?

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at
Thu Sep 16 01:28:10 GMT 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:09:38AM +1000, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> You need to, at the very least, move to cifsfs - as this uses unicode to
> talk to the windows servers, and can export utf8 to unix.  This avoids
> the loss of information you are experiencing here.

Wow - cifs is natively supported under Fedora Core 2, so instead of using
smbmount, I did "mount -t cifs //......." and the problem appears to be


Is cifs still "alpha" or something? It seems like it does everything smbfs
does - and more - and yet still appears hidden away (I mean, why didn't
smbmount try cifs instead of smbfs if cifs is better?)

Anyway, all good news :-)


Jason Haar
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