[Samba] UTF8 not working - solved.

Jason Haar Jason.Haar at trimble.co.nz
Sun Feb 18 01:02:26 GMT 2007

Björn Jacke wrote:
> On 2007-02-15 at 12:41 +0100 Dexter Filmore sent off:
>> Adding iocharset=utf8 to the fstab options did the trick.
>> Can't smbd announce this to mount.cifs?
> this is not a matter of smbd<->cifs. It's a matter of cifs vfs having 
> to decide what the system's locale charset is. I think the default is 
> taken from the kernel configuration of CONFIG_NLS_DEFAULT.
We use CentOS4.4 servers with Samba 3.0.24 to mount many Windows servers
for various reasons. Should we ensure we use the iocharset=utf8 option
to ensure best "compatibility" with the backend Win2K and Win2K3 servers?

(I assuming all Win2K/WinwK3 servers are utf8?)


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