[Samba] Newbie question: Spaces in share names
abartlet at samba.org
Wed Feb 5 08:40:54 UTC 2020
On Wed, 2020-02-05 at 08:59 +0100, L.P.H. van Belle via samba wrote:
> Your walking a thin line here..
> Quote : Share names must start with a letter or number, and can contain only letters, numbers, and the dash (-) character.
I think it should be clarified that this is about a totally different
service, not SMB.
> Not saying its wrong, but your prone to errors..
> I would not recommend it.
Unlike on unix, spaces are a very regular part of windows and so SMB
files, folders and share names.
Samba certainly doesn't care, everything is a string to us, where the
special characters are just those listed above as actually special
The rules on share names there are (only):
"Control characters in range 0x00 through 0x1F, inclusive, are illegal
in a share name."
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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