msdfs, win98 / NT and non-resolvable symlink paths

Shirish Kalele kalele at
Thu Feb 14 09:04:03 GMT 2002

Yes, it works for me too.


Does it work from the command window but not in Explorer?

Could you send me a log level 10 file of either the Win95, 98 or NT trying
to browse to one of the dfs links? Could you also send me a network trace of
the interaction right from the time you map the share?

Remember to reboot the clients before you do the test.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Carter" <jerry at>
To: "Arjen van Drie" <arjen at>
Cc: <samba-technical at>; <johan.coenen at>
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 6:10 AM
Subject: Re: msdfs, win98 / NT and non-resolvable symlink paths

> On 14 Feb 2002, Arjen van Drie wrote:
> > Problem exists with Samba 2.2.2 and 2.2.3a. Tested on RedHat Linux 7.1
> >
> > == Problem. ==
> >
> > Where Windows2000 clients do, win98 and NT clients do not follow a msdfs
> > link. When we open Windows Eplorer, doubleclick on a mounted SMB network
> > share and click on one of the maps therein on the _left_ side of Windows
> > Explorer, the right side shows up empty. There are files though. From
> > then on, no matter what route we take to get to the share, the files
> > remain invisible.
> We need to figure out why it works for me and why not for you.
> Shirish?  Any ideas?
> jerry
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