MS-DFS root dir access hangs if one ore more referred servers aredown

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Wed May 16 15:07:24 GMT 2001

"John E. Malmberg" wrote:
> The desktop.ini is part of the Windows Explorer, and is
> present on versions of Windows prior to "Active Desktop"
> Windows knows that you never want to actually see the file
> so it will not display it, not even in a command session.
> It is apparently only documented in some manuals for
> extending the windows shell.
> I do not know any way of disabling the search.
> I have not fully investigated what it can be used for,
> but was hoping to use it to help integrate SAMBA with Windows.

	Wild-ass suggestion: could we have an option to
	provide a location for such files, so that
	when *#$%@exploder starts by searching every
	directory for one, it always gets and answer
	from Samba?

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