[Samba] Differnet display of filenames (samba 2.x <-> 3.x)

Gary Dale garydale at torfree.net
Wed Jul 5 12:35:46 GMT 2006

Dr.Peer-Joachim Koch wrote:
> Hi,
> we have moved our file services from an old samba 2.x (HPUX)
> to a linux box (SuSE SLES 9) running samba 3.x.
> Since this switching a couple of files containing ":" is
> no longer displayed correctly. The name is completely
> corrupted. Any hint ?
> It's displayed correctly under unix, and long names without
> this character are also display correctly ....
The ":" character is not allowed in Windows file names. Rename the files 
to remove the colons and everything should be OK.

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