Subject: Re: Anyone working on NTFS support?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/1996 20:27:56
On Thu, 29 Aug 1996, Todd Vierling wrote:
> Speaking of which, does anyone know how much of a pain it would be to
> implement Win95/NT4.0 style long names under msdosfs?  Hm, I don't think it
> looked all that bad when looking at the block structure....

Was included not long after version 1.1 came out... get a 1.2_BETA
snapshot or something and it'll be there :) (NT 3.5 supported long
filenames on the FAT filesystem, btw)

And I take the lack of any "yeah, I'm working on NTFS" responses to mean
that nobody's doing it? :) I'd be willing to give it a shot if I had some
documentation on how NetBSD's filesystem stuff worked... any place I can
find that, or do I have to read the source?

Also, as far as I know, the Linux NTFS stuff is the only publically
available info on NTFS, and I bet it's GPL'd. Does this mean any code I
write based on it also must be GPL'd? 
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