[Samba] bizarre issue with opening Quicktime files from a share

Frank Joerdens frank at joerdens.de
Thu Oct 31 20:54:01 GMT 2002

On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 05:48:06PM +0000, jra at dp.samba.org wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 31, 2002 at 05:10:12PM +0100, Frank Joerdens wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > this would be one of the freakiest problems I've ever seen: If I open an
> > e.g. JPEG or Quicktime Movie with the Quicktime player application from
> > a share, it won't work if the file is inside a folder that has a name
> > which is longer than 12 characters. If I open the same file with e.g.
> > the Internet Explorer, no problem. If I put the folder on a local disk
> > or another Windows computer on the network (!), no problem either. 
> > 
> > I was able to reproduce the problem with both Samba 2.0.6 and 2.2.4.
> > 
> > Any ideas? Could someone check if they have the same problem (it might
> > be somthing I've configured identically on both Linux boxes).
> Can you test on 2.2.6 please ? I fixed a long standing bug with
> name mangling for folders for 2.2.6.

Cool. 2.2.6 indeed does not have the problem. This is why I am addicted
to Open Source software: You report your problem to the list, one of the
developers writes back with the solution within, like, 20 minutes - and
your problem is gone!

Many thanks, Frank

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