[Samba] Mac client

Mike McGonagle mjmogo at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 00:44:15 GMT 2007

Are the Mac files using any ILLEGAL Windows characters? The Mac pretty
much allows any character in a filename, as long as it is escaped
properly, while Windows can't handle things like...

? [ ] / \ = + < > : ; " ,

The Mac will pretty much allow any of them to be used in a filename.


On 11/12/07, Adam Hardy <adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to copy files to a Samba share that I have set up on a linux debian
> machine from a Mac running OS X, using samba 3.0.24.
> The Mac complains that there is something wrong with the file name, and then
> refuses to copy, and the operation leaves a zero-byte file with the same name on
> the samba share.
> It lets me log in nicely through the Mac File Finder.
> I've just spent a couple of hours searching the net but without any luck at all.
> Does anyone know what I should do in this situation?
> The samba share works fine from my other linux machine.
> Thanks
> Adam
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