[Samba] One time samba short name issue

Greg Freemyer greg.freemyer at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 22:50:35 GMT 2008


I have a stable fileserver that had a burp this morning.  (OpenSUSE
10.2 + Samba 3.0.23d-19.7 + XFS, all from Novell)

A directory was created via a Rails App.  (like always on this machine).

Normally a traditional long filename and mangled short name are
created.  All is good even though I don't use short names for

Today, the longname somehow is reflecting what I assume is the mangled
short name?  Very strange.

>From Linux Local, I see the long name I expect.

>From a OpenSUSE 10.3 cifs client, I see the long name I expect.

>From XP and possibly some other Windows OSes, I see just the mangled
short name?

Ie.  "dir /X" only has one name and its the mangled short name in the
long name column.

I have not yet tried to remedy this.  I'm guessing from a Windows
client, I could do a rename to a random name, then rename back to what
XFS has named it and all will be good.

I can do that at any time, but if there is any diagnostic value in
analyzing this, I'll hold off.

Greg Freemyer
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