Commas in DFS pathname

Richard Sharpe realrichardsharpe at
Thu Oct 3 16:01:10 MDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 2:25 PM, Jeremy Allison <jra at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 03, 2013 at 09:59:21PM +0100, Hafeez Bana wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> We're noticing that an msdfs link containing a comma doesn't work e.g.
>> "msdfs:servername\some dir with - funny,little, chars"
>> I know the comma is used to seperate two msdfs links for load balancing as
>> per
>> Does anyone know of a workaround given commas are a valid character in CIF
>> directory names?
> No - we need new code to fix this. The normal way
> of dealing with such things is to define an escape
> character such as '\' which must prefix a separator
> character to enable it to be ignored. We'd then need
> to change the link reading code to follow that
> convention. It's not too hard to do I think.

True. Entering it will be interesting.

Richard Sharpe

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