Samba name mangling change?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Fri Oct 8 17:22:14 UTC 2021

On Fri, Oct 08, 2021 at 07:17:03PM +0200, Steffen Kern via samba-technical wrote:
>I wanted to use my Ubuntu machine as a file server but I have programs that
>still use 8dot3 names. I have already tested the name mangling of samba but
>with hash as method I only have 5 characters of the original name and I
>need at least 6 characters because many folders consist of preceeding
>numbers like "2100001 test". so I would be interested if there is a way to
>customize this
>thanks in advance for at least looking at it

Check out the smb.conf parameters:

mangle prefix
mangling char
mangling method

Hope this helps !

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