[Quick Fix Inside] Samba 3.0.3 - Unhandled Backslash while accessing
jgraef at linetco.com
Tue May 4 15:11:56 GMT 2004
After upgrading to Samba 3.0.3 I discovered a strange phenomenon:
Client is NT4.0 + SP6 (I think)
A share from a Samba 3.0.3 server is connected as W:
type test.txt -> file not found
type W:\test\test.txt -> content
Samba logfile shows for "not-found"-case:
[2004/05/03 18:52:27, 5] smbd/filename.c:unix_convert(114)
unix_convert called on file "test\TEST.TXT"
[2004/05/03 18:52:27, 10] smbd/open.c:fd_open(45)
fd_open: name test\TEST.TXT, flags = 00 mode = 0775, fd = -1. No such
file or directory
Apparently, there is a Windows-type directory separator evading all
The problem does NOT exist with Windows XP.
Because I'm not very familiar with samba and there was a hurry to fix
this NT-Machine I produced the following hack:
I inserted into filename.c, line 115 , after DEBUG(5, ("unix_convert
called on file \"%s\"\n", name));
/* simple hack by jgraef for \\-local-dir-bug - code should be in
check_path_syntax, but no time */
end = strchr_m(name, '\\');
DEBUG(1, ("unix_convert: found suspicious \\ and changed it to
After recompilation the problem was gone.
Can one of you discover the real source of the problem and build a
"real" fix into further samba versions?
Btw: Keep up the good work!
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