Bug 1180 - filename with non-ansi characters is shown but file not found
Summary: filename with non-ansi characters is shown but file not found
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extended Characters (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.2a
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Alexander Bokovoy
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Reported: 2004-03-12 07:32 UTC by Markus Ammer
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:29 UTC (History)
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Description Markus Ammer 2004-03-12 07:32:05 UTC
I have a VFAT partition mounted as /G 
/dev/hda6 on /G type vfat 
It is exported as LFW_G by samba: 
       unix charset = ascii 
Filenames like File_ÄÖÜ show up on clients (dir command), but acessing them is 
not possible (file not found). This is true for windows and linux clients. 
A 'dir' command shows File_ÄÖÜ, but a 'dir File_ÄÖÜ' command gives file not 
Comment 1 Alexander Bokovoy 2004-03-12 07:59:23 UTC
Have you tried to set 'unix charset = iso8859-1' instead of ASCII?
Technically speaking ASCII != iso8859-1 
Comment 2 Markus Ammer 2004-03-12 09:35:30 UTC
Ok, with iso8859-1 it works! Thank you. 
unix charset=ascii is mentioned in smb.conf(5) so I took this. 
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-18 08:08:49 UTC
closing.  config error with character set.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:29:08 UTC
database cleanup