[Samba] strange mangled name

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Sat Feb 14 06:11:21 GMT 2004

On Sat, 2004-02-14 at 16:38, Jeremy Jin wrote:
> Hello,
> In samba 2.x, I had no problem with DOS name mangling. 
> For example, if a file named 0613abcdefg.txt, it will be mangled as 0613ab~1.txt. It is very easy to know which file it is.
> But now in Samba 3, the mangled name is very strange, "0AFADF~1.txt", I have no clue to know which file it is.
> But I didn't see any configuration parameters to deal with this problem, anyone can do me a favour?
> (My samba3 is a precompiled samba3 coming with RedHat Enterprise Linux v3.)

You can set the mangle prefix in your smb.conf, but this will again
change all the mangled names.  If you work with long filenames, you
should not do so from DOS :-).  If you work in DOS, remember to use
short names...

We use more of the name for name mangling due to major problems caused
by collisions in the previous system.

Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett                                 abartlet at pcug.org.au
Manager, Authentication Subsystems, Samba Team  abartlet at samba.org
Student Network Administrator, Hawker College   abartlet at hawkerc.net
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