[Samba] Inexistant file displayed by samba

François Legal devel at thom.fr.eu.org
Wed Sep 10 14:46:38 GMT 2008

I took some time to check the files in that share, and I finally found a
thumbs.db:encryptable file.
I guess this is a thumbnail cache file generated by Windows clients, but
what is this :encryptable part in the file name ?

After google through, it appears that this would be an alternate data
stream. Do I need this if I serve files only for non-macos clients ?
Can I disable this feature then ?



On Fri, 05 Sep 2008 07:50:55 +0800, Michael Heydon <michaelh at jaswin.com.au>
> Oops, I should probably cc the list :(
>> You should look on your Samba server to see if there are funny looking
>> three letter files named "con" or "com" or such.
> It's not necessarily three letters, anything with a ":" or "\" in it's
> name will do the same thing.
> *Michael Heydon - IT Administrator *
> michaelh at jaswin.com.au <mailto:michaelh at jaswin.com.au>

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