[Samba] unexpected name obfuscation

Eric Levy contact at ericlevy.name
Mon Jan 10 05:55:43 UTC 2022

On Sun, 2022-01-09 at 21:48 -0800, Michael Evans via samba wrote:
> I suspect you've run across a reserved filename issue.
> https://www.google.com/search?q=windows+reserved+filename
> "From Microsoft's documentation: Do not use the following reserved
> names for
> the name of a file: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5,
> COM6,
> COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and
> LPT9.
> Also avoid these names followed immediately by an extension; for
> example,
> NUL. "
> It's a reserved filename; you won't be able to use it on windows
> ever, at
> least not without bugs and incompatibilities.
> E.G. aux.something or any other long file name that gets stored as a
> segment
> starting with AUX.

I'm glad you have this information. I would never have guessed the
reason myself.

Does Samba provide any mechanism to override the behavior, if the
endpoints are all non-Windows?

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