bug in smbmount and smbclient with 8bit filenames

Jason Haar jhaar at trimble.co.nz
Mon Sep 4 00:50:40 GMT 2000

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 11:57:28PM +0200, Urban Widmark wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Aug 2000, Jason Haar wrote:
> [Hmm, has no one answered this yet?]

Nope :-(

> > It appears that files on our NT servers that have 8bit chars in the
> > filenames are causing "No such file or directory" errors when listed via
> > either smbmount'ed partitions or smbclient.
> For smbfs (smbmount) could you send kernel logs from this? (dmesg output)
> Either to me and/or to the right mailinglist.

OK, there are none. This mount works fine - no smb_request/etc messages.
It's just that it spits the dummy when faced with 8bit filenames.

Please note that this affects smbclient 2.0 AND TNG too - it's not just a
Linux smbmount problem...

BTW, these "8bit filenames" aren't some strange character set, they are just
filenames with 8bit characters in them (i.e. luser error during "Save As" :-)

> I think the problem is that when you list these files ls is doing both
> readdir() and stat(). For some reason the name it gets from readdir isn't
> understood in the stat call.
> Does '/bin/ls --color=never /some_path' work better?

BING! :-) Spot on. That command shows the filenames and no error. "ls -l" or
find, or rsync all show it as an error as follows:

[jhaar at crom]$ /bin/ls --color=never 
?LOGO 11.98  ?LOGO SHEET  Handheldw?screens.eps

compare with:

[jhaar at crom]$ /bin/ls -la
ls: Handheldw?screens.eps: No such file or directory
ls: LOGO 11.98: No such file or directory
ls: LOGO SHEET: No such file or directory
total 70                                                           
drwxrwxr-x    1 jhaar    jhaar         512 Aug 17 01:38 .
drwxrwxr-x    1 jhaar    jhaar         512 Sep  4 12:22 ..
-rwxrwxr-x    1 jhaar    jhaar       70922 Jan 18  1999 InterOpLogo30%.eps  


Jason Haar

Unix/Network Specialist, Trimble NZ
Phone: +64 3 9635 377 Fax: +64 3 9635 417

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