Netbench and Samba 2.2.1a

David Collier-Brown davecb at
Thu Jun 13 05:37:01 GMT 2002

  A colleague who runs a benchmarking group noticed something
bizarre lately: while working with Netbench 7.0.2 running against
Samba version 2.2.1a on RH Linux 7.2 on a 2xPIII 1400Ghz machine...
| I can "net use f: \\lab39\files1" OK to the Samba shares. I 
| can use WordPad to read and write files into the directory on 
| the Samba share. I just can't get Netbench to initialize and 
| use the share. It errors out saying "SetCurrentDirectory to 
| f:/alters. Failed"

The workaround is to use security = share, rather than domain,
but the implication is that something is incompatible in
2.2.x with Netbench.  As this is a popular benchmark (however
flawed), it may come back to bite us!

Has anyone on the team a netbench setup they can try, to see
if this is reproducible with the newest Samba? 

--dave c-b
David Collier-Brown,           | Always do right. This will gratify 
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