I use Linux on my computer at work and the server uses Novell. I am friendly with the IT staff in a "don't bother us, and we won't bother you" kind of way, and I can usually fix my problems myself with a bit of googling.
However, there is one problem that I can't seem to understand how to fix. This is what I use for mounting a Novell server:
ncpmount -A ... -S ... -U ... -u ... -P ... -o codepage=cp850,iocharset=utf8 /mnt/novell
It works fine, except when a filename has accented characters in it. Then I cannot see the file at all. This is causing me headaches because coworkers will save a file to the server with accented characters and I'll have to use a Windows virtual machine to rename it.
I googled for a while and found this old Debian bug report from 2002:
which says the problem comes not from ncpfs but from the Kernel. There is also a short thread on the Linux Kernel mailing list from the same time:
but I'm not technical enough to understand if the problem is fixable, and what I can try. Any help appreciated. Thanks!