[Samba] Samba shares are case-sensitive in Windows = bad

Michael Heydon michaelh at jaswin.com.au
Mon Jan 14 23:28:22 GMT 2008

thomas62186218 at aol.com wrote:
> Hi,
> I am a Samba newbie using 3.0.27 and noticed that Samba allows me to 
> create directories in Samba shares on Windows that have the same name, 
> but different case. For example, "TEST", "tEsT", "test", and "TESt" 
> are all permitted directory names in the same path (root directory of 
> the Samba share). This seems like a bad thing since Windows itself 
> does not allow this with local hard drives.
> Am I missing a very simple setting in Samba to suppress this 
> "feature"? Thank you so much in advance for helping out a Samba newbie!
> :-)
> Best regards,
> Thomas
Yes there is a simple setting, "case sensitive = auto" (or "no" if you 
really want) but this should be set by default. You don't have "case 
sensitive = yes" in your config by any chance do you?

*Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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