8.3 filename format

Daniel Krantz krantz at spk.hp.com
Fri Dec 18 23:56:48 GMT 1998

SAMBA Gurus (Both on the mailing list and in the nesgroup):

I am running 1.9.18p8 on our production server and 2.0beta4 on a test
server. Both are HP-UX 10.20. Hundreds of happy end-users quietly
sharing files. Except one. He runs the Adobe Acrobat Catalog program
on his Windows NT 4.0 machine. It fails, whether connected to the 
production server or test server. Granted, this is an old application
that utilizes the 16-bit windows APIs and Adobe has no plans for
an upgrade. 

If the files are stored on our NT Server or his local drive, no 
problem. But when placed on the Samba server, it fails to access any
files or directories that do not conform to the 8.3 file format. There
is no problem with upper or lower case, just 8.3. Whether I set
"mangled names" to yes or no, his program fails for the long filenames.

Besides the relevant pieces of my smb.conf file, is there anything
else that would help diagnose the problem? Thanks for your help.

# Global parameters
        workgroup = Our_Domain
        netbios name = SAMBA
        server string = SAMBA (%v, %h)
        interfaces = vv.xx.yy.zz/21
        security = SERVER
        encrypt passwords = Yes
        password server = Our_PDC Our_BDC
        log level = 5
        log file = /var/opt/samba/logs/log.%m
        max log size = 1024
        deadtime = 30
        shared mem size = 5242880
        socket options = TCP_NODELAY
        local master = No
        wins server = Our_WINS_Server_IP_Address
        guest account = pcguest

        comment = Files for Acrobat Cataloger
        path = /pub/dept/mfg/teng/doc/gos
        read only = No
        create mask = 0664
        directory mask = 0775
        dos filetimes = Yes
        dos filetime resolution = Yes
        fake directory create times = Yes

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