Subject: File names and security...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/06/1997 06:30:35
Okay, so newlines in file names are dangerous to a lot of common

How much do we lose if we have a filesystem flag to forbid them?

I would think it might be possible to simply silently replace
all non-printing chars with normal spaces.  Now, I doubt the resulting
system is going to win any conformance awards, but there are times when
I'd be willing to give up POSIX conformance for security.