[Samba] Newbie question: Spaces in share names

Luke Barone lukebarone at gmail.com
Tue Feb 4 21:41:31 UTC 2020

I use spaces in share names, and I don't have problems.

On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 1:28 PM James Cartner-Young (Sandal Computers) via
samba <samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hello.
> I hope you are all well.
> A quick question as I am trying to fix some bugs and just wondering
> where the fault lies - Does the Samba daemon/client specification
> (Windows version or otherwise) support spaces within share names (not at
> the start, but after the first alphanumeric character and before the last)?
> For example is "My Document Share" a valid share name, which
> "\\Servername\My Document Share" would then point to?
> I have searched various guides and the Samba wiki, but, strangely, found
> nothing relating to my searches.
> I ask as I have a share with a space in it which shared fine from the
> BSD server and worked fine on my Linux Mint desktop client. However,
> recently, a core component (possibly after an update? I'm not 100% sure)
> has been misbehaving with this particular share... The share happens to
> be where all my business data is kept, so it's quite important that I
> have consistent access to it.
> I understand some folk shudder at the thought, but I was assuming that
> it was being handled fine, until now.
> Many thanks for your help.
> James
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