Bug 14229 - mangled names YES (default changed) manpage not correct updated
Summary: mangled names YES (default changed) manpage not correct updated
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Samba Documentation QA Contact~
QA Contact: Samba Documentation QA Contact~
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Reported: 2020-01-06 11:34 UTC by Simon Becherer
Modified: 2021-01-07 12:45 UTC (History)
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Description Simon Becherer 2020-01-06 11:34:44 UTC
it seems you have changed the default of "mangled names" somewhere
between samba 4.8 and 4.11.3
i have not seen it in release notes, maybe i have not carefully searched for it.
in the samba manpage:

mangled names (S)
... snip....
Possible option settings are

    yes (default) - enables name mangling for all not DOS 8.3 conforming names. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    no - disables any name mangling.
    illegal - does mangling for names with illegal NTFS characters. This is the most sensible setting for modern clients that don't use the shortname anymore.
..... snip....
The name mangling (if enabled) allows a file to be copied between UNIX directories from Windows/DOS while retaining the long UNIX filename. UNIX files can be renamed to a new extension from Windows/DOS and will
retain the same basename. Mangled names do not change between sessions.

Default: mangled names = illegal !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Example: mangled names = no

so the first "yes (default)" is at least with version 4.11.3 wrong. and
in manpages should be changed.
and maybe (if not already) it should be inside the release note
Comment 1 Claudius Ellsel 2021-01-06 22:11:18 UTC
Any update?
Comment 2 Simon Becherer 2021-01-07 09:33:24 UTC
(In reply to Claudius Ellsel from comment #1)

I am now on version:
Version 4.13.3-git.181.fc4672a5b81SUSE-oS15.5-x86_64
man smb.conf (5)

the smb.conf manpage seems to be fixed.
now there is written  2 times "mangled names illegal" as default.

so this bug could be closed.
Comment 3 Claudius Ellsel 2021-01-07 12:45:19 UTC
Nice, thanks for checking!