Filesystem question

Jeremy Allison jeremy at
Thu Oct 5 17:04:12 GMT 2000

Brad Sahr wrote:
> Yes, Win2k Explorer tries to open up desktop.ini in every directory it
> browses. I wasn't able to turn this feature off.
> This could be a smb.conf option to fail open/stat for some list of files.
> This could speed up some applications that attempt to load .DLL files when
> they open up a file. The open()s on the .dll files are attempted in the
> current directory (Samba share) prior to finding them elsewhere.

We don't want to make policy decisions in Samba like
this. This is just the standard Win32 "path search"
algorithm at work.


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