Bug 227 - Unable to see Hebrew Files & Directories from Windows 2000 w/SP[3-4]
Summary: Unable to see Hebrew Files & Directories from Windows 2000 w/SP[3-4]
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Extended Characters (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.0preX
Hardware: All Linux
: P3 major
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Alexander Bokovoy
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-07-15 08:34 UTC by Moran Zaltsman
Modified: 2005-11-14 09:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

Hebrew Files in Directory (see the Error Msg.) & Hebrew Directory (seen as a "square") (49.47 KB, image/png)
2003-07-15 08:46 UTC, Moran Zaltsman
no flags Details
Same Issue, Different Directory... (36.54 KB, image/png)
2003-07-15 08:49 UTC, Moran Zaltsman
no flags Details

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Description Moran Zaltsman 2003-07-15 08:34:41 UTC
Hello !

I've been bugged by this issue since 3.0.0beta1 (the 1st samba 3.0-dev version
i've tested)

the issue blocks me from viewing files & directories that contain files - with
Hebrew letters (although it let me view directories with Hebrew letters in their 
names - but as a single "square" character yet)

i don't know whatever if it is a config. issue, or a samba 3.0-dev bug - i'm
really clueless here.

here's my configuration file's content (partly made via swat, partly handily) :


# Global parameters

	dos charset = CP862
	workgroup = -
	server string = NT Workstation 5.0
	interfaces =
	bind interfaces only = Yes
	ldap ssl = no
	hosts allow = 10.0.0.
	unix extensions = Yes
	admin users = root

# Sharing parameters

	comment = Mounted Filesystems at ZMan
	path = /mnt/
	profile acls = Yes

	comment = HP DeskJet 890c at ZMan
	path = /var/spool/cups/tmp
	printer admin = root
	max print jobs = 50
	printable = Yes
	printing = cups

	comment = LAN Sandbox at ZMan
	path = /mnt/120gb_part1/temp/_Sandbox.LAN
	read only = No
	profile acls = Yes



Thanks for Opening windos to a Wider World ! :)
Comment 1 Moran Zaltsman 2003-07-15 08:46:30 UTC
Created attachment 50 [details]
Hebrew Files in Directory (see the Error Msg.) & Hebrew Directory (seen as a "square")
Comment 2 Moran Zaltsman 2003-07-15 08:49:41 UTC
Created attachment 51 [details]
Same Issue, Different Directory...

(just to Show that there's no specific problem with the (Hebrew-Music)
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2003-07-15 09:27:31 UTC
moving to extended character component
Comment 4 Alexander Bokovoy 2003-07-15 12:05:13 UTC
What did you use as your 'unix charset' option setting?
I do not see it set to something in provided config file.

Could you please make an Ethereal (www.ethereal.com) trace of the session and
attach it to the bug report?
Comment 5 Björn Jacke 2003-07-16 02:37:17 UTC
how are the files encoded on the samba server? If you never set the
"character set" variable, the files on the server are in the clients
codepage encoded, e.g. CP862. Samba3 per default maps to UTF-8 filenames
which is the best way to do on a Unix system. You either have to set
the "unix charset" variable (IIRC) to the cp you use or convert the
files from your codepage you used to utf-8. Check out
http://j3e.de/linux/convmv/ for a tool to convert the filenames.
Comment 6 Moran Zaltsman 2003-07-23 01:34:45 UTC
this configuration line've solved my problem totally :

	unix charset = ISO8859-8

thanks for the fast response ! :}

(please close the bug as fixed, bugzilla don't allow me to do it myself...)
Comment 7 Alexander Bokovoy 2003-07-23 02:25:40 UTC
Fixed by proper configuration of smb.conf
Comment 8 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-02-07 08:40:51 UTC
originally reported against 3.0.0beta2.  CLeaning out 
non-production release versions.
Comment 9 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:15:41 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.
Comment 10 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-11-14 09:24:25 UTC
database cleanup