[Samba] Reproducible samba bug with directory name
idra at samba.org
Tue Jan 15 16:51:00 GMT 2008
Not a samba bug really, what you see is a "mangled name".
That happens because you put a "." as the last character which is not
allowed in windows IIRC.
On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 11:28 -0500, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> I just recreated this bug in samba-3.0.26a-3.3.
> It is as simple as creating a directory named "F-08-6104 International
> Management Assoc." (without the quotes), then looking at the name of
> the directory via XP.
> I've done it twice now:
> OpenSUSE 10.2 + Samba 3.0.23d-19.7 + XFS, all from Novell
> OpenSUSE 10.3 + samba-3.0.26a-3.3 + XFS, all from Novell
> With both I get the same wrong name "FMIJ1P~A".
> I don't have any other environments to test, maybe someone could try
> other filesystems / OSes / Samba versions.
> On Jan 14, 2008 5:50 PM, Greg Freemyer <greg.freemyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > All,
> > 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
> > anything.
> > 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.
> > Thanks
> > Greg
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