samba-list: Letter case not preserved

Bill Campbell bill at
Fri Sep 18 19:10:27 GMT 1998

On Sat, Sep 19, 1998 at 12:51:49AM +1000, Provencher, Marc wrote:
>All files transferred to my Samba server end up with lower case on the
>Unix box.  Case is not preserved from NT to Unix.  For example, if I
>copy C:\Temp\MyFile to a directory on the Samba server, it ends up there
>as myfile.
>What am I missing?

Microsoft BDPLs don't really recognize case differences even though it
appears that they should.  The files Readme.txt and README.TXT are really
identical.  These would be two distinct files on Unix of course, and it
would be difficult to impossible to determine what the Right Thing would be
with these files.

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