[Samba] German codepage and Samba3.0alpha20
rentuam_retlaw at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 21 04:45:01 GMT 2002
Hi there, Greetings from Vienna :)
About 2 weeks ago I tried - waiting anxiously for
group mapping support which isn't available yet on
the 2.2.x versions and won't ever be - the 3.0a20
version. Everything fine, I could join the domain
as non-root member of the windows "domain admins"
group, could assign local power user privilege to
domain users as expected (with smbgroupedit). BUT
I could not manage to make profiles work, due
to the occurence of umlauts in profile paths.
Also, file- and link names which contained umlauts
are mangled like crazy. I use a old AIX4.2.1 box.
Samba compiled fine there using IBMs XlC. No
support for winbind or nsswitch, however ...
My codepage settings - on 2.2.x:
Character set = ISO8859-1
Client codepage = 850
works like a charm ... maybe except some
occurrence of "Startmen|" or "Startmen³" instead
of "Startmenüaut" in profiles, probably leftovers
from ancient versions.
On 3.0, I tried
unix charset = ASCII
display charset = ASCII
dos charset = 850 or CP850 (uncertain, manpage
and swat say different things)
With the effect, that umlaut files generated from the
unix prompt show up fine on the clients explorer, but
cannot be reached.
Unix charset = UTF8
Display charset = UTF8 or ISO8859-1
Gives crazy looking filenames on unix, as expected :).
Still not available under XPs explorer.
Unix charset = ISO8859-1
... The hammer. Makes smbpasswd or tdbsam unreadable
and prohibits samba logons: telling me something like
"readsmbpwfileentry: no colons (:) in line "
for each line in smbpasswd.
I see there are no codepage files anymore, just some DAT
files in the codepages dir, and no documentation so far.
Google didn't help me so far.
Anyone got a hint?
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