[Samba] Mac client

Adam Hardy adam.ant at cyberspaceroad.com
Wed Nov 14 00:17:41 GMT 2007

I tried with a blah.txt as a test.

I can't find much on the internet from Apple about this. Nothing in fact. I 
can't be the only one, but it's beginning to look like it.


Mike McGonagle on 13/11/07 00:44, wrote:
> 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.

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