[Samba] libsmbclient support for ? < > \ : * | " characters possible?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Sat Jan 2 23:29:39 UTC 2021

On Sat, Jan 02, 2021 at 03:10:59PM -0500, Andrew Walker via samba wrote:
>I suppose doing something like MacOS (and Samba with VFS fruit with
>"fruit:encoding=native")  would be maybe useful. In this case, the server
>and client both sort of agree on how illegal characters will go over the
>wire. A concrete example: 0x3a (colon) gets mapped to 0xf022 when it gets
>sent over the wire, then the server converts said character back to 0x3a.
>But of course, this is not sending the illegal character to the SMB server.

This is a possibility. Could be done with existing Samba
via a name-mapping VFS module (look at the catia and
existing ones for an example).

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