Re: SMB filesystem imbalance

Ulf Jaenicke-Roessler (
Wed, 04 Sep 1996 10:34:42 -0700

Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> It might be more appropriate to post this to one of the Samba forums,
> however it apparently involves SBM filesystem support in the Linux kernel.
> After mounting (using smbmount) one of my remote Win 95 drives on either of
> my Linux systems I can only read short filenames from the remote drive (e.g.
> longfi~1.txt instead of longfilename.txt). This is true for any operation
> which reads files or filenames from the W95 system (ls, cp, etc.). Writing
> files to the remote system works correctly, however. Copying
> longfilename.txt from a Linux box to a Win 95 system results in the
> appropriate long filename on the latter (as seen in Win 95) however the name
> is still truncated to longfi~1.txt in the Linux listing and in a copy back.
> I have smb support loaded as a module. vfat.o is also a module, however
> loading it appears to make no difference to this problem. I use samba
> (loaded out of my startup files) to give access from Linux drives to my Win
> 95 machines under which long filenames work correctly both on reading and
> writing, as seen from the Win 95 end.

Configuring your kernel with make config you should select the experimental long
filename support (say yes to the first question and to the appropriate question
after choosing the samba file system).