Samba name mangling change?

Steffen Kern kernsteffen1990 at
Sat Oct 30 16:08:15 UTC 2021

Thank you that helped. Unfortunately I had to realize that since version
3.00 mangled map was disabled. Is there a way to enable this again or
another method to make e.g. *.xlsx become *.xls?

Jeremy Allison <jra at> schrieb am Fr., 8. Okt. 2021, 19:22:

> 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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