Amiga Samba file format?

Chris Ryan Chris.Ryan at
Mon Mar 16 10:09:48 GMT 1998

Hi Amiga Samba users,

I have an interesting problem using Samba (1.9.16) on the Amiga. Everthing works
fine for PC reads from the Amiga to the PC or dag-and-dropped onto Unix shares (which
also using Samba). However, in the other direction (i.e. at PC GUI drag a Unix file
from Unix share and drop it onto an Amiga share) this copy results in a file that
my httpd on the Amiga can't read (in the case of GIF files; html are OK). It gives
me "illegal file type" errors. If I use diff the file is identical to the original,
and multiview can still read it and view it.

Is Samba creating a file on the Amiga with some subtle differences in the low-level
format of the file that confuses httpd?

Can anyone help please?
Cheers, Chris.

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