[Samba] Samba as a client to Windows2000 + special characters on filenames

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Tue Jan 27 21:18:54 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-01-28 at 07:27, breno.moiana at partekforest.com wrote:
> Greetings!
> I have been troubleshooting this for over a week, and what follows is a rather
> long, detailed description. The short description to the problem I have been
> dealing with is: I can't access files on a windows2000 server from a Linux
> client when their filenames have some specific special characters such as "ã" I
> can list them, but not copy.
> The setup:
> server: Windows 2000 (EN) with Service Pack 3
> client: Debian Sarge (testing) with Samba 3.0 and kernel 2.4.22
> To mount the filesystem, I am (successfully) using:
> [breno at intra:/testing]# mount -t smbfs -o
> username=user,password=pass,ro,codepage=cp860 //servername/sharename
> /testing/smbmnt/

You will always get nasty character set issues with smbfs.  The CIFS VFS
should be better in that regard, as it will allow you to use unicode on
the wire.  That, and UTF8 locally (ie, make that your LOCALLE), will get
you a much better result.

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
http://samba.org     http://build.samba.org     http://hawkerc.net
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