Case sensitivity and Win95

Owen L. Magee mageeol at
Thu Apr 30 12:23:23 GMT 1998

On Thu, Apr 30, 1998 at 08:50:55PM +1000, Tim Wilson wrote:
> The company I work for uses samba to allow access to Unix files from PCs 
> running Windows 95.
> When I create a file from my PC on the samba drive with a name including  
> upper case letters, the name is forced into all lower case: I cannot 
> create a file name containing an upper case letter.  From Unix, I can 
> create (and see from my PC) mixed-case file names.
> I asked my system administrator whether he could configure samba to 
> allow mixed-case files, but he says "no: it is a property of Windows 
> 95". 
> Does anyone have any suggestions?

This is discussed in the smb.conf(5) man page.  Here's the URL to the
appropriate section:

Anyway, here's the entries in our smb.conf that we use for mixed-case
file names:

   case sensitive = no
   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes

Have fun...


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