I'm running Samba 2.2.1a-4 on Redhat 7.2 (Kernel 2.4.7-10). The version
of Samba is the package that comes with Redhat 7.2.
Here is an example of the problems I'm seeing:
I have a file called "Copy of template.txt" on the samba server and the
directory where it's located is mapped to my client computer as the W drive.
If I go to a Command Prompt under my Windows machines, including Windows
95/98, NT, and 2000, the truncated name of that file with long filename
(located in W:\) is displayed as COPYO~S7.TXT. Howerver, if I copy that
same file to a location on my client computer (e.g. C:\), then the trucated
name becomes COPYOF~1.TXT, which is different. If I change the filename to
"copy of template.txt", then it's displayed as "COPYO~RI.TXT" under W:\
while it's still displayed as "COPYOF~1.TXT" under C:\.
For applications including Minitab and LView Pro 1.c/32 bit version
running under Windows 95 (and sometimes on Windows 98), the files would not
open if being double-clicked from Windows Explorer, even though the
applications would launch. Interestingly, same versions of the applications
running under Windows NT and 2000 do NOT have these problems.
To sum up, clicking files (from Windows Explorer) of MS Office
applications (Word, Excel, etc) under Windows 95/98, NT, and 2000 would open
up the files without any problem. However, clicking files of certain
applications from Windows Explorer on Windows 95 (and again, Windows 98 at
times) will NOT open the files successfully, even though the associated
applications are launched normally. In addition, batch files with long file
names residing on the Samba server will NOT execute.
Any ideas? Is there any flag that will get around this issue? Thank