[Samba] OSX upgrade effcts 8.3 fielpath

Lewis Shobbrook lshobbrook at fasttrack.net.au
Sat May 15 00:30:19 GMT 2004

Hi All,

I have received a cry for help from someone that has upgraded their
system from OSX 10.2 to OSX 10.3.  They use samba to serve an
application that stores relative filepaths in an access db.  Some of the
the filepaths are stored in 8.3 format.
A client running XP can access all the std filepaths, but is no longer
able to access those stored in 8.3 format since upgrading to OSX 10.3. 
One thought came to mind that the default 8.3 mangling may have changed,
however this should only represent a part of the 8.3 filepaths, not all
of them.  Is anyone aware of  any devlopments in the samba chain at any
point that has modified the way samba handles 8.3 filepath requests from
32 bit clients?

Thanks for any suggestions.

Lewis Shobbrook

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