[Bug 1386] New: Inappropriate defaults in smb.conf

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Fri Jun 3 02:07:20 PDT 2005


           Summary: Inappropriate defaults in smb.conf
           Product: Beyond LinuxFromScratch
           Version: SVN
          Platform: Other
               URL: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/server/sam
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: BOOK
        AssignedTo: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
        ReportedBy: alexander at linuxfromscratch.org
         QAContact: blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org

Currently SAMBA instructions tell the reader to do this: 
install -v -m644 ../examples/smb.conf.default /etc/samba 
However, with this file, SAMBA will assume that filenames are encoded in UTF-8 
on disk, and the parameter to change that ("unix charset") is not even 
mentioned in the example configuration file. Defaulting to non-working 
configuration without saying so is a bug. 
Also, this example file seems to be overloaded with settings. What about this 
minimal client-only example configuration? 
Tell the readers that they have to set the following parameters as a bare 
    workgroup = WORKGROUP 
    dos charset = cp850 
    unix charset = ISO-8859-1 
(of course tell readers to set the values that are right for them) 
BTW "dos charset" and "unix charset" are treated as "advanced" parameters by 
SWAT--that's IMHO an upstream bug because _every_ non-English user has to set 

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