[Samba] Intermittently Get "Target filesystem does not support long file names" when copying file to Samba share

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Tue May 12 12:07:01 GMT 2009

On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 03:45 -0700, Robinson, Eric wrote:
> I have two CentOS servers running samba3-3.0.34-37. When I connect to a
> samba share from my Windows 2003 R2 servers, and then try to copy a file
> to it, I often get the message "target filesystem does not support long
> filenames." Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I've been
> fighting this problem for 2 years. I've replaced my Windows servers,
> changed my Windows version, replaced my Linux servers, changed my Linux
> version, and tried various versions of samba, but the problem persists.
> Does anyone on this list have any idea what causes this and how to fix
> it?

I have multiple CentOS servers running a couple versions of Samba
serving various Windows versions and I've never once ever seen this

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