[Samba] Re: Samba and non-ascii characters

Andrew Bartlett abartlet at samba.org
Wed Mar 3 08:51:37 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 18:49, Martin C. Barlow wrote:
> I think unix charset is utf8 by default, so unless you have changed it, it
> should be ok.
> I don't think the other charset options will affect it. I presume that the
> actual file server is configured correctly to handle exotic characters.
> I think you should check that you have compiled other various charsets in
> the kernel for samba. iso8559-15 is good for western european countries and
> utf8 is needed as well.

The issue here (as I said in my own reply) is that smbfs does not handle
exotic characters well, because windows servers don't handle this well,
when in ASCII mode.  You can make it better by setting the right
smbmount options.

This has nothing to do with the 'unix charset' options for smbd, as it
refers to the smbfs kernel module's capabilities.

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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