Samba caching directory handles? (Writes to incorrect home dir)

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Tue May 15 22:31:03 GMT 2001

At 03:30 PM 5/15/01 +0100, James Sutherland wrote:
>On Tue, 15 May 2001, Gerald Carter wrote:
>> On Tue, 15 May 2001 07:35:55 Andrew Tridgell wrote:
>> > I wonder if we can use DFS to make it work right? I'm just thinking
>> > aloud here, but what about we:
>> >
>> > 1) always give a DFS redirect on the "homes" share
>> >
>> > 2) when the client asks for the redirected location give them
>> > \\server\USERNAME (we have the username at that point)
>> >
>> > Shirish, you're our DFS expert, should this work?
>> The problem is that Win9x client do not ship with a DFS
>> client.  It is an add-on.  If I understand what you are saying
>> it would requires client side modifications.
>IOW, there *ARE* clients out there which will exhibit this broken attempt
>at caching but don't support DFS? 

Ummm, it is not clear that Win9X clients do have this behaviour ... 

>                                  Looks like DCB's "phase it out with lots
>of warning" approach, then?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at
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