Problems with dfs and Samba 3.0.24-5/3.0.25-7 - please help

Jeremy Allison jra at
Thu May 17 02:10:44 GMT 2007

On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 07:08:28PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Ah - this explains a lot. The default for the "msdfs root"
> parameter changed between 3.0.24 from True to False.
> Has this client been restarted since the new Samba
> load was added and restarted ?
> If not - try rebooting the client. The clients remember
> if a server was a dfs root and act accordingly until a
> restart.
> The decision was made to change "msdfs root = no"
> due to problems detecting that the initial name given in
> a dfs root path belonged to this server (as I recall).

This would also explain why we haven't seen or reproduced
it, as we tend to reboot our clients for testing all
the time.


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