[Samba] Ugly bug in Samba

David Brodbeck DavidB at mail.interclean.com
Tue Jun 3 12:55:40 GMT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maciej Huetter [mailto:mhuetter at abmsolid.com.pl]

> Probably I found a very ugly bug. I tried to delete a directory named 
> '*' from a folder shared from a Linux server. The name of the 
> directory 
> shown in Windows was ~0%. When I deleted the file, ALL FILES 
> WHERE DELETED!!! (Except other directories.)
> Than I got an error 'access denied'. The directory '*' wasn't deleted.
> When I tried to delete this directory once again, all went ok.

I'm not sure this is necessarily a Samba bug.  "*" isn't a legal Windows
filename so I wouldn't expect a Windows client to do anything remotely sane
when you try to delete it!

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