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Seeking Unix File Names via TCP/IP NFS?

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The Question is:

I have a windows 2000 Server, some Linux servers and a VMS server. I wanted to
 connect all of them using NFS. I purchased Services for Unix (2000 version),
 and installed this on the Windwos 2000 server. Got NFS shares up and running
 and connected ok. Howe
ver, when i map to the share and try and create a file on the VMS server (via
 gateway NFS) i get an error saying the filename is too long. Before i even
 create the file.
Also filenames can come up with the number 20 instead of a space.
Is this related to long filenames in wondows. How can i fix the VMS server so
 it will accept long filenames via NFS.
Any help would be much appreciated.

The Answer is :

  OpenVMS Alpha V7.2 and later have file system support for longer
  filenames and non-alphanumeric (and $ and _) characters in filenames,
  with support for this capability expected to be added in a future
  release of TCP/IP Services (after V5.1).  This OpenVMS file system
  utilizes what is known as the ODS5 file system, and this capability
  is specifically known as the Extended File Specification (EFS) support.
  That said, TCP/IP Services can provide support for longer and
  non-ODS2 filenames using its UNIX Container File capabilities on
  existing releases.

answer written or last revised on ( 26-JUN-2001 )

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