Work on HD but not on samba (Mangled names)
miquel at fib.upc.es
Tue Feb 9 11:17:35 GMT 1999
We posted a question asking why could fail a software that
works installed on hardisk or a Windows share but fail
if installed on Samba (the software was Informix clients).
Now we have solved our problem. The failure's reason was
that Informix uses both large and short names so in the
registry there was filenames with the short version
(filena~1.ext, and so on). If windows used a short name
samba didn't find the file.
Our solution was to change the registered short names
with their long versions, but I think samba should
work the same way Windows NT does.
Could anybody explain me how does samba works with
long/short names? I have read the manual but I still
have some doubts:
- What are the differences between the windows and samba
- Is it possible for Samba to manage the long/short names
the same way Windows does?
Miquel Bonastre (miquel at fib.upc.es)
Area de Sistemes Unix (LCFIB)
Facultat d'Informatica de Barcelona
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
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