[Samba] File-name Mangling issue...

Amit Sharma amitsharma_26 at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 21 11:29:00 GMT 2005

Thanks Chris...

But even with "mangled names = yes" , any file-name created with characters 
more than 8 is not getting converted into 8.3 schema automatically even 
while i copy paste it from windows or i save a new file with notepad over 
samba share.

I think there have to be some else configuration lines other than these 
below mentioned ones to do the needfull..
case sensitive = no
default case = upper
preserve case = no
short preserve case = no
mangled names = yes

It doesnt work even if with mangled names = no

The only thing i want is for my long file-names to be converted into 8.3 
filename schema.

Thanks & regards
Amit sharma

>From: "Chris Lounsbury" <clounsbury at co.missoula.mt.us>
>To: "Amit Sharma" <amitsharma_26 at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [Samba] File-name Mangling issue...
>Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 12:42:21 -0700
>The only thing I see wrong here is that you forgot the s on your
>mangled names parameter. You have it as mangled name
>P.S. You shouldn't need to recompile for this I don't think
> >>> "Amit Sharma" <amitsharma_26 at hotmail.com> 12/20/2005 12:32 PM >>>
>I want all the file-names to be stored on a samba share from my XP
>to be automatically converted to 8.3 syntax, so that i do not have any
>further problem while transporting those files over to other
>networks/servers like netware.
>As for now i am using these below mentioned lines to support file-name
>mangling over my samba.
>#I do not want my filenames to be case sensitive, hence
>case sensitive = no
>#I want all file names to be saved as in upper case, hence
>default case = upper
>#I do not want user input file-name case to be preserved, hence
>preserve case = no
>#I do not even want the case of files which conform to 8.3 syntax to be
>preserved, hence
>short preserve case = no
># I am not sure exactly what does this key/value pairs do, even though
>the default value..
>mangled name = yes
>First thing :
>But whenever i testparm my smb.conf, i get the error of
>Unknown parameter encountered: "mangled name"
>Ignoring unknown parameter "mangled name"
>As per the smb.conf man page :
>"The name mangling (if enabled) allows a file to be copied between UNIX
>directories from Windows/DOS while retaining the long UNIX filename.
>Default: mangled names = yes"
>Second thing :
>What does it mean by "if enabled" ?
>Do i need to recompile my samba for mangling support & if yes, what
>do i need to mention as when compiling samba ?
>Can any one enlighten up this issue a bit or tell me where did i went
>I am using samba-3.0.10-1.4E.
>Thanks & regards
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