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

Andrew Walker walker.aj325 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 3 01:01:52 UTC 2021

On Sat, Jan 2, 2021 at 6:29 PM Jeremy Allison <jra at samba.org> wrote:

> 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).
Indeed. The maps themselves are rather annoying to figure out. It would be
nice if there was a simple config option for catia like "catia:sfm = true"
to just apply the giant messy block of mappings needed for the correct
behavior without vfs_fruit (I suppose I should probably just make a merge
request for this and discuss there).

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