[Samba] Wierd 8.3 Name Mangling

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Tue Nov 2 21:47:10 GMT 2004

On Tue, Nov 02, 2004 at 03:28:57PM -0500, Brian White wrote:
> 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.

The mangle prefix is only used in the hash mangling method. The name
shown (TVTSSK~S GHO) is a has2 mangled name, as to be expected.


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