Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/1997 12:05:48
On Mon, 9 Jun 1997, Ted Lemon wrote:

> > 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, but if you've decided that for a particular machine, certain
> filenames are illegal, then the inability to access files with those
> names off of an NFS partition shouldn't cause you any heartburn,
> should it?

But such a restriction is only relevant if it affects all systems
accessing a drive, no?  I hardly want a drive to contain files which can
be created on one system, but not deleted on another...

				Jim Wise