Problem in working with domain DFS links

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed May 14 00:40:49 GMT 2008

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 05:33:30PM -0700, Jeff Layton wrote:
> On Tue, 13 May 2008 23:04:58 +0200
> Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE> wrote:
> > On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 01:09:39PM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> > > Here is a patch for 3.2-stable that implements
> > > this - please check if it's ok in your environment.
> > 
> > This conn_find_byname would happen on every path-based
> > operation? Can't we make RH to fix the client? They don't
> > need to bump the version number, just stick in the patch.
> > 
> I plan to get that fix in as soon as I can, but it will be a little
> while before it can go in. The Linux CIFS client has apparently been
> doing this for a long time. This will probably cause most of the
> existing Linux CIFS clients in the field to break, not just the newly
> shipped ones from Red Hat. It's also not unlikely that there are other
> clients that do the same thing that we're not aware of...

Yeah, I know we've shipped an smbclient that did this in
the past too :-(.


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