[Samba] badly mangled names from certain old apps
cwg-dated-1131301249.847003 at Trinsics.Com
Tue Nov 1 18:20:48 GMT 2005
I just took on a new client who is having a curious problem with mangled
names. Here's the history as I understand it:
Originally they were on an NT server and there was no issue.
My predecessor moved them to a samba server running on gentwo. I do not know
what version of samba or how he moved the data, but when he did so, any files
and folders with more than 8 characters started appearing mangled from two and
only two apps. Those two apps are qbtimer (Quickbooks) and "RAM Structural
I have moved them to a new server running 3.0.13 under Mandriva. The file
names still appear mangled.
Examples of how they are mangled:
Engineering -> EHTEC6~Q
MSWord Templates -> MLLW2U~K
The apps are running under XP and my user swears they didn't have a problem
under the old NT server. My assumption is that these two apps are using an
old broken API, but if it really worked fine to an NT server, then there must
be something better we can do...if we just get more standard looking 8.3
mangling, that would help.
Chris Garrigues Trinsic Solutions
President 1611-B West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703-5074
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uptime or reactively pay for downtime?
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