Question re: Old-style DFS

Shirish Kalele kalele at
Thu Apr 24 20:52:40 GMT 2003

Yes, this bit indicates the server hosts a dfs tree. The only thing that
I've known to use it so far is the Windows "Dfs Administrator" utility
which uses it to list servers to select from to administer dfs.

samba sets this bit in set_default_server_announce_type() if 'msdfs root'
is set.


On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Christopher R. Hertel wrote:

>This question has to do with DFS under NBT.
>I noticed as I was working on documenting the behavior of the Browse
>Service that there is a bit in the Host Announce packet called
>SV_TYPE_DFS_SERVER.  Question is: does this bit indicate that the server
>is the root of a DFS tree?
>Chris -)-----
>"Implementing CIFS - the Common Internet FileSystem" ISBN: 013047116X
>Samba Team --     -)-----   Christopher R. Hertel
>jCIFS Team --   -)-----   ubiqx development, uninq.
>ubiqx Team --     -)-----   crh at
>OnLineBook --    -)-----   crh at

More information about the samba-technical mailing list