[Samba] binaries corrupted when transferred

Taylor Basilio taylorbasilio at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 1 14:39:01 GMT 2002

I have searched around quite a bit for help regarding this issue, but it 
seems that when I transfer a binary from Windows to a UNIX share, that 
binary is corrupted. I have installed samba-2.2.6.p2_1 through FreeBSD 
4.6-STABLE’s Ports Collection because the error existed with the version 
prior to that. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, reconfigured, etc., but 
whenever I transfer a binary it gets corrupted. When I read binary files 
from the FreeBSD share, such as an MP3, the file plays fine. When moving an 
MP3 of other binary file to the FreeBSD share, and then listening to it 
through samba, the file is distorted. I most often find myself transferring 
binaries through FTP or sFTP because they are corrupted when I transfer 
using SMB. I’d like to say that the binary files are being transferred as 
ASCII files, but I’m not certain. When I transfer ASCII files, they are fine 
and are not corrupted or altered as binary files are.

Where can I find documentation regarding the subject or how can I fix the 


Taylor Basilio (tbasilio at 9three.com)

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