[Samba] Case-sensitivity problems with smbmount on linux
joines at bus.okstate.edu
Tue Sep 14 18:27:43 GMT 2004
Jason Joines wrote:
> Michael Carmack wrote:
>> Can anyone else confirm this problem so I know I'm not crazy? I've
>> tried many different configuration options, but cannot get this working.
> I just experienced the exact same problem and ran across you post
> when searching for a solution.
> My server is running SuSE Linux 8.1 with Kernel 2.4.19 and Samba
> 2.2.8a. My client is SuSE Linux 9.1 with Kernel 2.6.5 and Samba
> client 3.0.4. I had folders on the smb share of our web server called
> phpScheduleIt (original extracted from tar) and phpscheduleit (live
> version). I made some changes in a file in phpscheduleit using vi on
> the server. Then I decided to open it up with Kate on my client via
> and smbmount. The changes were not reflected in the file I viewed
> with Kate. I made a change with Kate then viewed the file from the
> server and the changes were not reflected in vi. Then I saved the
> file to a new name with Kate and the file did not show up on the
> server with ls. I did a search on the server using find and found the
> newly created file was in phpScheduleIt and not phpscheduleit.
> Windows clients were working just find so I did an smbumount and
> remounted but still had the same problem. I then did an ls -lid via
> my client shell on the smbmount and it showed the two directories as
> having the same inode. I did the same on the server and they did not
> have the same inode. Then I used smbclient to connect to the share.
> If I typed "cd PHPSCHEDULEIT" or any other combination I ended up in
> I decided to check the server.
> # testparm | grep case
> default case = lower
> case sensitive = No
> preserve case = Yes
> short preserve case = Yes
> mangle case = No
> I changed to "case sensitive = Yes" in smb.conf in the global
> section and retried the client. Now "cd PHPSCHEDULEIT" via smbclient
> failed as desired and "cd phpscheduleit" and "cd phpScheduleIt" took
> me where it was supposed. I remounted the share and ls -lid still
> showed the same inode for both folders. Also, "cd phpscheduleit"
> still took me to phpScheduleIt.
> I read that the "case sensitive" option was share specific so I
> moved it to the share definition and retried the cd operations at the
> shell over the smbmount. Now I am taken to phpscheduleit with both
> "cd phpscheduleit" and "cd phpScheduleIt".
> Problem confirmed!
> Jason Joines
Went to check out how to file a bug wiht Samba and saw you already
had and that it had been closed because Samba said smbfs was not their
code and was known to be broken. I followed their suggestion to use
cifs (http://linux-cifs.samba.org, turns out I already had it) and all
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