[Samba] strange files appearing after file copy

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jul 23 08:35:03 GMT 2002

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 03:28:12PM +0200, Jan Evert van Grootheest wrote:
> Hello,
> I just had something strange happen and could not find explanations in
> the documentation, FAQs or mailing list.
> The server is a Debian installation running Samba 2.2.3 (kernel 2.4.18
> if interested). It has been recently upgraded from 2.0.x (I think x=6).
> My smb.conf is at the bottom; the directory used is on the [public]
> share.
> The client runs Win2k (probably SP2).
> I copied some files in the windows explorer to an existing directory on
> the server. Somehow, I got more files on the server than I copied! And
> the had all those funny filenames, like abcd.jpg:{aksdjlkjl}:$DATA in
> addition to abcd.jpg that I copied.
> Here are some real world examples:
> 2002_0626_211216AB.JPG:?Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:$DATA
> 2002_0626_211216AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> 2002_0626_213753AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> 2002_0626_213759AB.JPG:?Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:$DATA
> 2002_0626_213759AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> 2002_0626_213953AB.JPG:?Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:$DATA
> 2002_0626_213953AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> 2002_0626_220822AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> 2002_0626_220857AB.JPG:?Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:$DATA
> 2002_0626_220931AB.JPG:?Q30lsldxJoudresxAaaqpcawXc:$DATA
> 2002_0626_220931AB.JPG:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}:$DATA
> The ones with *:{*}:$DATA look like they have a class id between {}, but
> they can't be found in the registry. The others I don't readily
> recognize.
> Some of these files are empty, some contain a few Kb of data.
> Also, such files are not created for all files that are copied....
> What are these files? Can I safely remove them? Is this due to the
> upgrade and are there some new directives that I need to add in the
> samba configuration?
> Any hints and/or clues are appreciated.

Known bug we fixed for 2.2.5, I would recommend an upgrade.



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