[Samba] Long filenames and 8.3 conversion

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Jan 13 05:00:28 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 08:57:09PM -0500, James Finnall wrote:
> Hello List,
> Can anyone please help explain how Samba handles long
> filename conversion to DOS 8.3 tilde format?
> Now to my knowledge these 8.3 tilde filenames do not exist 
> anywhere on the server.  At least I unable to locate them.  
> The file system is an extended 2 file system and it would not 
> have it.  I do not see a file where it is stored and I do not see 
> any symlinks created to provide the 8.3 filename service to 
> the long filename of the file.

Nope, Samba created these names on the fly using a fixed
algorithm. They should always map to the same 8.3 names
so I'm not exacty sure what your problem is here. Can
you explain further what you're trying to do and what fails ?


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