[Samba] Wierd 8.3 Name Mangling

Brian White bcwhite at precidia.com
Tue Nov 2 20:28:57 GMT 2004

I've installed Samba 3.0.7 (stock Debian package), but I'm having some
wierd problems with name mangling.  The relevant lines in smb.conf are:

   preserve case = yes
   short preserve case = yes
   mangled names = yes
   mangle prefix = 5
   mangling method = hash2

In a share, I did "touch test-file.GHO" to create a long filename.  When
I do a "dir" under DOS, however, it shows:

   TVTSSK~S GHO             0  11-02-04  3:07p test-file.GHO

I can't see how samba came up with this mangled name.  I tried changing
the mangle prefix and/or mangle method but it made no difference.  I made
sure I killed the "smbd" process after any changes I made and can see it
being restarted and a new TCP connection established to it.

Any ideas?  Thanks!

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