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Old 08-31-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Western character support on smbfs mounts

I have a Win2k share that I'm mounting on my Linux server using smbmount, the actual mount works and I'm able to do all types of file operations. The problem that I'm having is when using Swedish characters they only shows up as either underscores or a question mark.

I'm using the following line in fs tab to mount the file system:
//ntserver/qa /var/www/htdocs/intra/mnt/qa smbfs user,username=intra,password=ccs8420,codepage=cp850,iocharset=iso8859-1 0 0

I'm using Slackware 10.1 and I have rebuilt the kernel since I have to use 2.6.
Old 08-31-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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i use turkish charset (iso-8859-9) on linux (centos 4.1) side and no trouble with turkish charset on mounted share via smbfs
i use following:
mount //w2k/g$ /mnt/2k/g/ -o username=administrator,password=*******,iocharset=iso8859-9,codepage=cp857,ro
iocharset should be set to charset which is used on linux side. and u must have correct console fonts to see your language charset. i use "lat5-sun16" for "iso-8859-9"

good luck.


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