Ephi Dror ephi at
Wed Jun 16 15:47:56 GMT 2004

Hi All,

I'm running samba 3.0 server and windows 2000, 2003 and xp clients and
having a strange error.

When trying to copy a file "foo" using the file explorer copy/paste from a
samba share to c:
Windows come up with the error: "Cannot copy foo: The specified network name
is no longer available"

Looking at netmon trace I found out that windows is issuing the smb command
"NT create and X" and the filename is "foo:blabla:$DATA"  many times
The real file name is foo and of course the server could not open this
strange file.
Samba server returns an error: STATUS_OBJECT_NAME_NOT_FOUND.

Any idea why in the first place windows client on the file explorer comes up
with this strange name many times?

BTW, when using xcopy from the command prompt I have no problem.
Also, when double clicking on the file foo, I can open it and view it but in
netmon trace I still see many times that windows is trying to do "NT create
and X" command on that strange file name.

Any explanation to what is going on behind the seen would be appreciated.
Sounds like even just moving the mouse and pointing at files are already
generating so much traffic.

Thank you very much for any hint,


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