[Samba] charset problems on mixed network

Urban Widmark urban at teststation.com
Mon May 27 07:06:02 GMT 2002

On Mon, 27 May 2002, Stephan Maihoefer wrote:

> 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...

You need to specify the kernel nls modules to use in some form. For 2.4
you can set it at mount time with the iocharset and codepage options, for
2.2 you can only set it when you configure the kernel at compile time.

For a 2.2 machine you also need a recent enough 2.2 (2.2.18 or later).


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