[Samba] Mount unix samba 4 share to osx client without mangled file names

Markus Doits markus-samba at stellenticket.de
Thu Dec 11 05:04:14 MST 2014

Hi Ralph,

Thanks, it works as expected with 4.2.0rc2! I simply followed the manual
and added this to the share's config:

vfs objects = catia fruit streams_xattr
fruit:resource = file
fruit:metadata = netatalk
fruit:locking = netatalk
fruit:encoding = native

Thanks for your help.


On 10.12.14 12:06, Ralph Böhme wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 11:10:36AM +0100, Markus Doits wrote:
>> I have a unix server (arch linux) with samba 4.1.14. The share has files
>> inside which where created directly on the server. Linux and OSX
>> (10.10.1) clients should access the share and store files.
>> When I mount this samba share into the osx client (10.10.1), files
>> created directly on the server with special names like `File with
>> "quotes"` are displayed mangled (`C7XSWH~V`) on the osx client.
> these are NTFS/SMB illegal character so Samba must mangle them.
>> When I create a file with special chars on the OSX client mount, it
>> displays correctly in OSX but on the unix server it is display with a
>> weird symbol like `File with quotes`.
> That's the Unicode glyph for character in the Unicode private use
> range. OS X maps all illegal NTFS characters to the Unicode private
> range, the mapping is the venerable SFM sheme.
>> I assume it is because OSX expects the filenames to be in utf-8 nfd
>> form, but the filenames on the server server are stored in utf-8 nfc form.
> No, different issue, just as bad. :)
>> Am I right about this? Is this the problem?
>> Basically I want to have a working samba share on my linux server where
>> users from OSX and unix clients can access and store files, and special
>> chars in file names should be allowed. Is there any way to do this cross
>> platform?
>> Do I have to tell osx to simply use utf-8 nfc encoding for the samba
>> share? Or is there some special samba server/client config?
> yes. vfs_fruit and
>   fruit:encoding = native
> cf man vfs_fruit. You'll need 4.2 for that, if you wait a few more
> days you'll get 4.2rc3 that'll also ship my AAPL performance patches
> for OS X clients.
> -Ralph

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