SMBC_parse_path doesn't seem to handle special characters

Eduardo Kienetz eduardo at
Mon Jan 25 15:29:12 MST 2010

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 5:16 AM, Volker Lendecke
<Volker.Lendecke at>wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:32:25AM -0600, Eduardo Kienetz wrote:
> > Agreed, but the bottom line is that that's supported, because some
> developer
> > had [good?] reasons to do so, and it doesn't work right :)
> True. But then to cover that 100% we need a proper escaping
> mechanism, something like quoted-printable or base64-encoded
> utf8 (like LDAP does) that fits into the url scheme.
> The reason I'm a bit reluctant to put in your patch directly
> is the fact that I personally are always scared by
> string-parsing. This code is already very hard to
> understand for me.

Alright, the attached patch enables proper parsing of passwords with special
It requires that you escape @s contained in a password. That's all.

If the attachment gets scrubbed (again), you can get it from:

I had to create a next_token_internal_escaped_talloc, that would skip the
separators that are escaped.

My only concern is regarding portability of this code, since I don't really
have experience programming for multiple platforms.

Thank you in advance for any comments on this,

Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz
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