Are five letter filenames starting with "icon" illegal in SMB?
I just got a Drobo FS, in part to back up the computers in my house, and it does not accept folders named 'icons', 'iconv', or indeed I tried a bunch of other icon plus one letter names. I got errors on creation of these folders although now I don't remember the exact error.
It has been confirmed with Drobo support that they "veto" files and folders named like this, due to them being illegal in the SMB spec. My Google skills so far have not been sufficient to turning any information on this up, however, so I wonder if anyone knows what's up?
Sadly I can create these files and folders from my Mac, which I guess connects using AFP? But then I can't see them on my Windows machines. This is of little help if it is my Windows machines that I want to back up, and those being the ones with folders named like this.
Edit: I don't know how to retrieve useful information directly from Samba, as that's running on the box itself, but when I do 'mkdir icons' in Cygwin (1.7.1) I get "mkdir: cannot create directory 'icons': No such file or directory". Making a new folder in Explorer and changing 'New Folder' to 'icons' followed by yields a popup that says "Cannot rename New Folder: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and file name." Oddly there is more than one space between those last two words. Anyway- this popup has only an 'ok' button, and pressing that returns the folder name to 'New Folder'. Perhaps obviously, either of these operations with another name works fine.