[Samba] Name mangling problem

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Thu Sep 22 21:58:43 GMT 2005

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 02:51:20PM -0700, Shawn Wright wrote:
> 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 
> folders?

You can use the old name-mangling scheme by setting :

"mangling method = hash"

(the default is hash2). This uses more characters of
the original filename at the expense of greater name
collision problems.


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