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From Nick Couchman <>
Subject Re: [jira] [Updated] (GUACAMOLE-512) Shared Drive redirection doesn't work with Ubuntu [ xrdp ]
Date Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:57:57 GMT
>> The spec does call for UTF-16, but you present an interesting and
> plausible theory. If specifying non-UTF-16 does work, then one of the
> following must be true:
> * UTF-16 should indeed be used, but not across the board in the case of
> the drive, and we are erroneously using UTF-16 in some of the cases where
> it is not allowed.
So, was reading the spec, and there's definitely some degree of ambiguity
about this.  From the MS-RDPEFS spec [1]:

"...If the client supports DRIVE_CAPABILITY_VERSION_02 in the Drive
Capability Set, then the full name MUST also be specified in the
*DeviceData* field, as a null-terminated Unicode string
. ..."

If you click on the link to "Unicode string" [2], the following definition
is provided:

"*Unicode string*: A Unicode 8-bit string is an ordered sequence of 8-bit
units, a Unicode 16-bit string is an ordered sequence of 16-bit code units,
and a Unicode 32-bit string is an ordered sequence of 32-bit code units. In
some cases, it could be acceptable not to terminate with a terminating null
character. Unless otherwise specified, all Unicode strings
the UTF-16LE encoding scheme with no Byte Order Mark (BOM)."

So, according to Microsoft's documentation, it could either be 8-bit,
16-bit, or 32-bit, and should be 16-bit if not specified, but maybe they
forgot to specify?!  Unfortunately none of their examples actually have any
of that data filled in, so it's hard to know, and they themselves say it's
one of the three.



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