[Samba] Name mangling problem

Shawn Wright swright at sls.bc.ca
Thu Sep 22 21:51:20 GMT 2005

We have a few applications which are still 16bit (running on 
Win2k clients), and since moving some user data from NT4 to 
Samba, users have encountered the unpredictable filename 
mangling issue, where "New Folder" appears as " 
NUJRHW~7". Users use 8.3 filenames when working in these 
programs, but often have folders with long filenames that are 
now unrecognizable.

Is there any workaround for this, aside from renaming all the 

Shawn Wright, I.T. Manager
Shawnigan Lake School
swright at sls.bc.ca

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