[Samba] Re: using samba as unix network filesystem

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Mon Dec 2 18:59:01 GMT 2002

On Mon, 2 Dec 2002 jra at dp.samba.org wrote:

> 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
> this.

I replied to the effect that this does exist, but that MS Windows clients
do not support it.

- John T.
John H Terpstra
Email: jht at samba.org

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