[Samba] Setting up a Share Using Windows ACLs

Rowland Penny rpenny at samba.org
Tue Apr 25 14:24:02 UTC 2017

On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:41:44 +0100
Miguel Medalha <medalist at sapo.pt> wrote:

> > What I do think is, it isn't a good idea to create Samba shares with
> > spaces in the name, use an underscore instead.
> Why? I have been using shares with spaces in their names for years 
> without running into problems even once.
> Windows fully supports it, so should and does Samba.
> In a business environment you NEED proper, human readable names, not 
> ugly convoluted substitutes.
> Just declare the names in smb.conf as they are, without trying to
> escape anything. It just works.

I mainly use Unix and it sort of gets drummed into you that spaces in a
name is not a good idea, so for consistency, I don't use spaces, you
can if you want, I just don't think it is a good idea.


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