[Samba] mangled filenames
dez at accid.net
Wed Jan 28 10:29:01 GMT 2009
James Tandy wrote:
> I too have experienced this problem, however this was using XP SP2/3
> clients and an openSUSE 11 server.
> The summary of the problem for XP:
> When downloading a file from the internet, or another windows/samba pc
> that is not in the Intranet security zone, by default XP creates 2 files.
> The result is that when viewing the folder in question in XP, the : is
> not a valid character for a filename, and so the file is inaccessible
> and displays a strange filename.
> I can't rememebr what samba version I was running however,
> I fixed it initially by adding "vfs objects = streams_xattr" to smb.conf
> as suggested in the following thread
I've finally got around to testing this and unfortunately neither the
"vfs objects = streams_xattr" option nor using a newer version of samba
helped (FreeBSD has 3.2.7), some files still show up with pseudo-random
filenames (ACD76Y~N, AOBC8G~A).
A workaround of renaming all of the illegal character containing folders
is possible, but I'd rather prefer a server-end solution, if such exists.
Is there anything else I can try to get this resolved on the server,
without having to touch the files themselves?
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