[Samba] Question marks, asterisks, colons in filenames
jra at samba.org
Thu Feb 21 15:57:00 MST 2013
On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 04:38:13PM -0600, Rob Townley wrote:
> 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?
Samba is *designed* to allow this :-). Check out the VFS
module interface. You'd have to catch all the path-based
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