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SubjectRe: NTFS-like streams?
Alexander Viro wrote:
> > AFAIK, NTFS also supports "short names." Ug. Lee.
>
> I dearly hope that SAMBA will be able to live without them (that, IIRC,
> was the reason to keep them on VFAT).

Here's a few references on NTFS name mangling:

http://www-rnks.informatik.tu-cottbus.de/~fsch/Manuals/CfgWiz/Filesystem%20Settings.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q130/6/94.asp

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/winresource/dnwinnt/S838C.HTM

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q195/1/44.ASP

A lot of people advocate disabling short-name creation
(http://www.jsiinc.com/TIP0000/rh0026.htm) due to performance
and security concerns:
http://www.activewin.com/tips/reg/file_3.shtml

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/iischk.asp#6



... mangled names are such a bad idea that
even Microsoft advocates disabling them.

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