Hi Folks,

We're testing out Novell OES to replace an NT4 file server.

I'm new to the Novell landscape and have never touched Netware, so this
may be obvious, but I can't find any help on google or Novell forums
thus far.

I've created several NCP shares using Remote Manager which work and
share out fine on XP Pro client PCs with the Novell client (4.91),
however there is an issue with filenames:

(1)
Any file or directory name that has the characters [\d\d] anywhere in it
(ie, two digits surrounded by square brackets) has that character
grouping replaced with a square when viewed from a Windows client. This
makes all such files inaccessible. Remote Manager and Linux console
display and access the file fine.

(2)
Any file or directory name that has the characters [\d\d\d\d] anywhere
in it (ie four digits surrounded by square brackets) has that character
grouping replaced with a unicode character equal to the 4 digit number
when viewed from Remote Manager or the Linux Console - but is still
accessible, and is accessible and viewable fine from a Windows client.


I've tried all sorts of combinations of digits and square brackets but
the only two that are affected I've found are [xx] and [xxxx]

We have a lot of filenames with revisions such as [14] and years such as
[1997] so this is posing quite a barrier :)

It works fine using Samba on the same box, but I'd like to use NCP for
this task.

Does anyone know what is going on here?

Thanks,

Ryan

[update]
I've now tried OES SP1 and Novell Client 4.91 SP1 with the same results.
I also notice the NCP share manager has disappeared from Remote
Manager. Has it appeared elsewhere or am I stuck with ncpcon now?