Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Peter Seebach <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/1997 07:47:16
>Certainly.  I'm sure I'm not the only one here in a heterogeneous
>environmont, stuck mounting file systems between NetBSD and other
>systems.  The great advantage of NFS is transparency between different
>systems' views of the same file system.  (In an environment where PC and
>Mac clients are sharing drives with Unix clients, strange characters in
>file names occur more often than you might think...)

Yes, and Macs allow '/' in filenames too.  Not so transparent as all that.

The main character I actually care about is '\n', because it actually breaks
naive scripts.  While there are workarounds, they're either inefficient
or non-portable.

The others are merely nuisances.