[Samba] Re: using samba as unix network filesystem

jra at dp.samba.org jra at dp.samba.org
Mon Dec 2 17:35:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, Dec 02, 2002 at 08:37:43AM +0100, Dragan Krnic wrote:
> The obvious question "Why not use NFS?" notwithstanding, Max is
> up to something. In the case of Linices boxen using Samba for 
> collaborative efforts there is no apparent reason to enforce case-
> insensitivity in "smbclient" if the collaborating systems both 
> support case distinction.
> What would happen should Bill's gang release Winux 11i with case-
> sensitive clients and servers tomorrow? Why, we would follow, of 
> course. But if one of our own begs for the feature, you make him 
> first fix the problem in MS Windows through his nose or else you 
> don't want to discuss the issue.

Errr, yes we do :-). You can set "case sensitivite = yes" in
the smb.conf if you know it's going to be accessed by Linux clients,
or, if it's being accessed by a mixture of clients, an NTCreateX
call can request case sensitivity of Samba by setting the FILE_FLAG_POSIX_SEMANTICS
in the FileAttributes field in the open - although I don't think
that code path has been well tested as Microsoft clients don't do


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