[Samba] charset problems on mixed network

Stephan Maihoefer stephan at edeal.de
Mon May 27 06:03:02 GMT 2002

hi there,

i setup a samba server (actually two) on a redhat

[root at SALOMON root]# cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Linux release 7.2 (Enigma)

[root at SALOMON samba]# uname -a
Linux SALOMON 2.4.9-31 #1 Tue Feb 26 07:11:02 EST 2002 i686 unknown

[root at SALOMON root]# smbd -V       
Version 2.2.4

and i am having the following problems:

i need the files that are shared to have german
umlauts, hence i need support for iso8859-1
in samba. what i have is:

character set = iso8859-1
client code page = 850

this works perfectly fine for the windows machines,
they see the files correctly, can create files
correctly and the files are created correctly
on the filesystem. but if i do a smbmount (or rather
mount -t smbff) from another linux machine (this case
a redhat 6.2 box with some 2.2.x kernel) it shows
the umlauts as ? and creates files wrong.
if i removethe above two options from smb.conf it
works fine in linux, but not anymore in windows.
i tried to fiddle around with include and %a
a bit, but that didnt work out either.

man smbmount has something calles iocharset for
2.4.x kernels, is that what i need? there has
to be some way...

thanks in advance,

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