Weird Folder Looping

David A. Mason damason at
Fri Sep 21 17:12:02 GMT 2001

I have seen this problem when using NT file servers, but usually the looping
has happened at the root of a share with one folder, cycling the folder name
and the share name in a series of nested folders.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Barry, Christopher" <cbarry at>
To: "Samba-Ntdom (E-mail)" <samba-ntdom at>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:35 PM
Subject: Weird Folder Looping

> Hi. Has anyone seen the behavior of having explorer folder traversal
> loop? By this I mean, directories repeat over and over.
> As an example, say the samba server has a share on it called documents.
> I'll navigate to a file 3 or 4 directories beneath documents. Let's say
> the path looks like:
> documents\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\somefile.txt
> As I expand the tree, it can drop back to the root of documents, adding
> ghost directories, like:
> documents\dir1\dir2\dir1\dir2\dir1\dir2\dir3\dir4\somefile.txt
> It's flaky. Has anyone seen this? Not all of our win2k boxes produce
> this problem, all are at sp2. I'm using msdfs with samba 2.2.1a
> Thanks,
> --
>  <mailto:cbarry at> Christopher Barry
> <> InfiniCon Systems
> Systems Administrator 700 American Avenue
> Tel:610.205.0130x25 FAX:0488 King of Prussia, PA 19406

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