Subject: Re: File names and security...
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/1997 22:21:21
>Yes, but Macs don't allow ':' in filenames; it apparently uses them as
>pathname separators.  Perhaps UNIX mounting a MAC filesystem should simply
>translate ':' to '/' and vice versa...

actually...they do.  you can make a file that has a colon in it, and
the mac will just store it as "%3a".  at least, that's what it looked
like on the sparc that was netatalk serving to the mac.  now, if you
served a file that already had a colon in it to the mac, i'm not sure
how the mac would react (it might even crash :).  the side effect of
using %-encoding on weird characters is that the % itself needs to be
encoded, and it's usually a quite acceptable character...

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