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I have a Debian Sarge Server running samba with two Disks. The first disk has the OS on it with all home directories etc. in other words (/). The second ...
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    SAMBA - Windows XP Filenames


    I have a Debian Sarge Server running samba with two Disks. The first disk has the OS on it with all home directories etc. in other words (/).

    The second disk has a partition called /work mounted on it used as a shared repository for Windows xp clients.

    The problem I have is when a file with a long filename (65 chrs) is copied from an xp machine to /work I get an xp error of "filename too long", but when I copy the same file to /home (which is on the other disk) it works fine.

    I have carried out a few tests i.e creating a directory within /home with the same file path length as the offending directory in /work to see if I can replicate the problem, and I can't.

    The two disks are providing different results.

    Has anybody experienced a similar problem? Maybe a special mount option needs to be specified within /etc/fstab. I can't seem to find any answers!!!

    Any help is appreciated

    Thanks

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    Should you find the solution, please post back - I am curious as to the cause of this as well. This one is new to me!

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