[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#410802: smbclient: smbmount does not handle correctly unicode

Steve Langasek vorlon at debian.org
Tue Feb 13 22:29:20 CET 2007

On Tue, Feb 13, 2007 at 02:15:25PM +0100, Jean-Michel wrote:
> Package: smbclient
> Version: 3.0.23d-2+b1
> Severity: normal

> When I acces a windows 2000 server, with smbmount, ls display unexisting
> files, without displaying existing files.
> When renamed_ethereal tool shows filenames are sent by the server as UTF-16/UCS2 on
> the network (even if ethereal seams to have some  issue displaying
> unicode text)..
> Then, the client make a status request on each unexisting files.

> # sudo smbmount '//chyprew/c$' /mnt/essai2 -o
> user,noauto,username=administrateur%,fmask=666,dmask=777,unicode

What is this 'unicode' option intended to do?  It's not one of the supported
options listed in the smbmount(8) manpage.

Have you tried using mount.cifs instead of smbmount?

Have you tried adding iocharset=utf8 to your mount options?

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