Name mangling bug: was samba bug?

James Nord teilo at
Wed Sep 26 08:09:22 GMT 2001

So then samba *should* mangle the unix file "foo..."?


MCCALL,DON (HP-USA,ex1) wrote:

>Hi James,
>this sounds familiar - I believe I looked at a wire trace,
>and windows is dropping the trailing dots BEFORE it sends the 
>request over the wire. so samba never sees the name foo..., thus
>does not create it.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: James Nord [mailto:teilo at]
>Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 9:34 AM
>To: James Nord
>Cc: samba at
>Subject: Name mangling bug: was samba bug?
>James Nord wrote:
>>I stumbled accross the following just now (samba 2.2.2-pre)
>>anyone else seen this? is it known?
>>windows explorer make a new folder "foo..." -> gets renamed to "foo" 
>>i.e. looses the trailing three dots..
>>from unix make a dir "foo..." you see it listed in windows explrer.
>>user at sambaserver# echo hello > foo.../hello.txt
>>windows explorer  "foo..." dir is empty..
>Okay the name choping is a windows (at least 2000) thing - tried 
>creating documents from cmd.exe and cygwin tools, all loose the trailing 
>Haven't tested on 9x/Dos/NT4
>But samba normally mangles illegal names? why does it not do so here?
>user at sambaserv > mkdir samba\hello\\ooo
>user at win2000> dir foo
> Volume in drive H is homes_inh
> Volume Serial Number is 1205-4BBA
> Directory of H:\temp\samba
>2001/09/26  15:29       <DIR>          .
>2001/09/26  15:29       <DIR>          ..
>2001/09/26  15:29       <DIR>          HELLO~O0
>               0 File(s)              0 bytes
>               3 Dir(s)   5 637 144 576 bytes free

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