[Samba] Re: Unicode, ASCII, and Samba3 ...
tom at umsl.edu
Wed Nov 2 13:43:27 GMT 2005
I work at a university and when I upgraded from 2 to 3 only 1 user ever
complained, a professor in the foreign languages department. I started
to go down the road of conversion utilities and fiddling with code pages
and character sets. Then a potential easy solution occurred to me. We
have several Samba servers and the Unix boxes have a lot of disk in
common; I still had Samba 2 on some systems. On the UNIX side I moved
her files to where they where once again being shared by a Samba 2
server. As would be expected, from the client side, MS Windows, all the
file names where instantly intact again. I copied all her files down
from the Samba 2 server to local disk of a MS Windows box. From the MS
Windows box I then copied the files up to the Samba 3 server. Ta da. Now
they where on the Samba 3 server with file names intact.
Of course doing something like that may not be feasible in your case.
On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:57:56 +0200
"Julien Ailhaud" <ailhaud.julien at agora.msa.fr> wrote:
> Problem summary :
> Files created with samba2 are now unreadable with samba3. I tested all
> possible settings in samba, rebuild it with libiconv, already posted here
> without reply ... without success.
> Today I analyzed the traffic between my station and the server, and I found an
> interresting thing :
> With both version, filenames are transmited in ascii
> code 130 gives "é"
> code 135 gives "ç"
> code 151 gives "ù"
> But ...
> In packets exchanged by my Samba2 server and the stastion, the flag "unicode
> strings" is set to Zero ( --> ASCII )
> In packets exchanged by my Samba3 server and the stastion, the flag "unicode
> strings" is set to One ( --> UNICODE )
> I think that the problem is here, but I can't find how to change it, forcing
> my Samba to use ASCII there.
> Any Idea ??
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