[Samba] Long filenames and 8.3 conversion

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Wed Jan 14 06:00:32 GMT 2004

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 08:29:01AM -0500, James Finnall wrote:
> Thank you for your response and confirmation of the method used
> to create the 8.3 names.  But I am not sure what I can add to the
> my original post regarding the application.  The Windows app
> requests an old style 8.3 filename and one is provided.  It reads
> the data contained in the file and stores it in the index file for every
> data file in the directory tree.

I think john.nelson at teradyne.com has responded to you on
this. You need to upgrade to Samba 3.0 and ensure you're
using the hash2 mangling method (it does this by default).
This should stop the 8.3 collisions that may be causing
your problem (thanks to John for tracking this down).


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