[Samba] Illegal characters in filename?

Helmut Hullen Hullen at t-online.de
Sat Mar 6 23:54:00 MST 2010

Hallo, Daniel,

Du meintest am 06.03.10:

> I have a server that uses both NFS and Samba. I noticed on a Windows
> client that some directories and files were in the 8.3 format, and
> clicking on them resulted in an "Access denied." message.

> I've since upgraded to 3.5.0 - now the "Access denied." message is
> gone and I can enter and open files, but all of the names are shown
> in the 8.3 format and are almost unreadable. I discovered that the
> filenames in question have full colons (:) in them, and this is
> illegal for Windows clients. Windows itself won't let you create a
> file with an invalid filename.

> I have listings like:

> T7UFO1~9
> --TAHX6K~4.txt
> --TAHX6K~B.ods
> etc.

No help, just an idea:

Looks that like

        dir /x

on the Windows/DOS side?

Viele Gruesse!

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