[Samba] Visualization problem

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jul 10 18:19:55 GMT 2006

On Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 03:13:17PM -0300, Andres Tarallo wrote:
> I have a share that is called \\server\mantenimiento. This server is
> intended to be acceded by my operators, that do renaming of files and 
> prunning in all the shares. We're ussing samba 3.023rc3.
> Today they called me in order to show me that a directory named
> \\server\mantenimiento\con was lost, in fact it isn't lost samba shows
> it as  smb://server/mantenimiento/CSHOFG~F. it appears to me that int
> has the true name, and everything should work. I tried renaming it, but
> had no luck.

Nope - not a bug. "con" is an invalid Windows name (think "console").
Try creating a file on a local Windows filesystem called "con". It
will fail. Samba must mangle this name.


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