Bug 106880 - Valid Unix directory names create invalid samba share names
Summary: Valid Unix directory names create invalid samba share names
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-samba (Show other bugs)
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-13 00:58 UTC by Mike MacCana
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:58 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-15 18:13:21 UTC
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Description Mike MacCana 2003-10-13 00:58:47 UTC
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Description of problem:
Since the Samba config tool names the share after the last component of the
directory, valid Unix directory names such as "/var/samba share" will create
invalid * Samba share names such as [samba share].

* Actually, I'm not entirely sure these names are invalid. AFAIK spaces are out
for share names, but Samba 3's testparm utility doesn't complain about them. I
have a feeling that that's a bug in testparm, but its worth making sure...

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Share out a directory with a space in its name

Actual Results:  An invalid share name is created

Expected Results:  I like the way the tool automatically gets the share name
from the directory, I think it should just strip invalid share characters like
spaces (and maybe compress long names) - so [sambashare] would be created
instead of [samba share]. 

I also think giving people the option to change the share name manually would be
useful too. 

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2003-10-15 18:13:21 UTC
Ah, I see.  I now replace whitespce with underscores in the section headers in
the config file.  Should be fixed in redhat-config-samba-1.1.3-1.  Thanks for
your report.

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