[Samba] Mounting Greek lang XP shares

Konstantinos Georgokitsos kgeorgokitsos at nomioan.gr
Fri Jan 23 10:43:03 GMT 2004

Greetings to the list,

This is my first posting, so bear with me, please.

I am running SuSE 8.1 with KDE 3.1.3, locale el_GR.UTF-8 and samba 3.0.0 from 
SuSE, and am trying to mount a share from a XP machine with Greek filenames. 
As you can see below mounting without any parameters (samba 3 is supposed to 
support Unicode right away) does not produce any readable output. using 
parameters iocharset=utf-8 or iocharset=ISO8859-7 is as unreadable but 
However, I also use smb4k as KDE frontend for mounting. There the mounts also 
fail, but when I choose "preview share" (instead of mount ) I can see a 
directory listing in a KDE window with correct Greek filenames. subsequent 
mounts fail again.

Any ideas or proposals?




smbmount //PEGASUS/SharedDocs ./SharedDocs

gives the following when calling > ls SharedDocs :

?? ??????? ?                                             ? ???:2310??:03c0 ?
?? ??:0393ܫ?? ??????:20a7??? ???????? ?. 2.4  ?. 78.doc  desktop.ini
?? ??ܪ ???:0393?ܪ ???????? ? 2.4 ?. 78.doc               ellinika
:03b4?? ??:2310???? ?:03b1??????.doc                     
?:03c0??? ??????:03c0?.doc                               
????:03c3:03b1:2310:20a7 ?:03b1??????.doc                Repaired_?:03c0??? 
ƣ????? ????:03c3? ?:03b1?????? b.doc                     st
ƣ????? ????:03c3? ?:03b1??????.xml                       stinger.exe
?:03c3?:20a7:2310:20a7 ?:03b1??????.doc                  VIAHyperion4in1449vp2
ǿ???. ?_????. ?????:20a7.doc                             xena
?????.???? ??:20a7??.doc                                 XPPROOFF.GHO

and mounting like:
smbmount //PEGASUS/SharedDocs ./SharedDocs -o 

smbmount //PEGASUS/SharedDocs ./SharedDocs -o 

gives with ls in a UTF-8 console:
? ??????? ???                           st
?? ???? ????? ???????? ? 2.4 ?. 78.doc  stinger.exe
??????? ?????? ?????? b.doc             VIAHyperion4in1449vp2
desktop.ini                             xena
?㣦? ????????.doc                       ??????? ?????? ??????.xml
?????. ?_????. ?????.doc                XPPROOFF.GHO
?????ਫ਼ ??????.doc                       ?嫞?? ??????.doc
ellinika                                ?? ???検? ???
image-test.partimg.gz.000               뤫??? ?橫??? ??????.doc
partimage-0.6.1-i386-bootcd-3.img       ?? ????? ??????櫞??? ???????? ?. 2.4  
?. 78.doc
Repaired_?㣦? ????????.doc              ?????.???? ????櫞??.doc

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