Samba 2.2.3a + Win2K

Matthew Geddes mgeddes at
Mon Mar 25 23:54:06 GMT 2002

Matthew Geddes wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got a client who's running Samba 2.2.3a on their RedHat 6.2 server. 
>  They've got a number of Windows clients, all of which are a stock 
> Windows 2000 with no service packs installed. There is another machine 
> (a Toshiba laptop running the Toshiba "version"/"distribution" of 
> Windows 2000), which doesn't report as too having service pack 2 
> installed, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's not.
> All of the above clients are able to join the domain and generally do 
> windows-type stuff, but whenever the laptop attempts to display a 
> networked directory with more than 200 files (not a precise number) in 
> it, explorer crashes. The laptop doesn't have the same problem 
> displaying "large" directories on other Windows 2000 machines.

Found the problem. It's actually to do with Windows 2000 (or that 
particular copy) doing those lovely preview-thumbnail-icons and coming 
across some files it didn't recognise or got confused about. It just so 
happened that these files only existed in some of the larger directories.


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