[Samba] Mac to windows File name conversion

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed May 16 03:05:41 MDT 2012

On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 02:31:46PM +0530, Roy Mathew wrote:
> Thanks Volker.
> We have an application to transfer file from mac to windows using
> smb(JCIFS) and another application in windows to handle these files. But
> when there is a invalid character like \ / : * ? " < > |  in filename , it
> will get converted to another character. This creates issue in filename
> comparison issues, since we are saving actual filename in database.
> How smb converts these filenames?
> Is there any specific rule for this character conversion, so that we can
> use that converted characters in database?

I do not see Samba in the picture jcifs->Windows. Please
contact the jcifs developers about this question.

With best regards,

Volker Lendecke

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