[Samba] Windows XP share charset problem

Guenter Kukkukk linux at kukkukk.com
Wed Nov 29 00:08:29 GMT 2006

Am Dienstag, 28. November 2006 19:29 schrieb Arlequín:
> Hello, there
> I want to connect to a Windows XP share using the following line in my
> fstab
> \\WINDOWS-PC\SHARE /dir/to/mount/share smbfs
> auto,umask=0002,credentials=/etc/winpassword,iocharset=utf8,gid=0,noauto 0
> 0
> It mounts OK but I can't get the charset shown correctly for non-ASCII
> chars like á ç ñ et cetera.
> I've even tried using cpage=850 option when mounting without success.
> I've looked for this issue on Samba documentation but wasn't able to
> find an example on how to solve it.
> Does anyone have any idea about how to deal with this kinda shares?
> T.I.A.
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This issue has often been discussed - but you won't get a fix for it.
smbfs is no longer maintained - use cifs instead, which is the
successor of smbfs. (man mount.cifs)
Please note, that the mount.cifs helper stuff is part of the
samba suite, cifs itself is a kernel module!

Cheers, Guenter

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