[Samba] Question marks, asterisks, colons in filenames

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 15:38:13 MST 2013

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:30:37AM +0100, Sven Tegethoff wrote:
>> What we have here is a problem of two incompatible text fields, and
>> it does not make a difference if that incompatibility is a filenames
>> in a file system or some table in some kind of non-filesytem media
>> library. If you can't fix the incompatibility and if you can't
>> change the underlying process that generates the data to only create
>> names that fit the lowest common denominator all systems can handle,
>> the obvious solution is to put in some kind of translation rule.
> The only question is whether that translation rule belongs in Samba :-).
> It used to, but now I think it's better for it to be done externally :-).
> Jeremy.
> --

Could there be an add-on module such as
samba-enforce-dumb-filefolder-names ?
Is Samba written in a modular enough way to add in a filesystem layer?

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