Unable to traverse unix directories from Win95/NT (PR#6456)

Andrew Tridgell samba-bugs at samba.anu.edu.au
Thu Apr 23 04:58:13 GMT 1998

> It was a simple case of having set "case sensitive = yes". 

No, don't do that. It might solve your problem but you'll regret
it later.

Basically there are very few MS Windows applications that can handle
a case sensitive server. What you almost certainly want is a case
preserving server, not a case sensitive server.

To get this use "preserve case = yes" and "short preserve case = yes".

Don't set "case sensitive = yes". It's one of those options that is there
for completeness and because some very specialised applications may need
it, but it will stuff things up if you use it for normal operation.


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