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Status Delivered
Workspace AIX
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 19, 2020

SMB support to case insensitive

WEG is working in a project to migrate more and more applications from Windows to AIX on Power but keeping its File Server on Windows. It is clear that for AIX the SMB client file system is replacement of CIFS client. But differently than CIFS, SMB does not have the option "nocase", supporting the "case insensitive".
And WEG should not use CIFS, due support restrictions and due a problem with CIFS supporting special characters. However, currently, WEG is keeping CIFS usage, having preference to do not recognize special characters but solving well case insensitive need. In other words, until SMB support case insensitive, WEG will not use SMB.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Oct 21, 2021

    Available in the December 2021 GA of AIX 7.3

  • Guest
    Aug 26, 2020

    IBM recognizes the value of this request and is evaluating it as a candidate enhancement for the 2H 2021 AIX release.