Problem with SYSVOL share

Andreas Oster aoster at
Thu Apr 26 00:43:20 MDT 2012

Am 25.04.2012 19:47, schrieb Matthieu Patou:
> On 04/25/2012 09:50 AM, Andreas Oster wrote:
>> Am 25.04.2012 17:40, schrieb Matthieu Patou:
>>> On 04/25/2012 02:12
>> AM, Andreas Oster wrote:
>>>> Am 25.04.2012 10:57, schrieb Matthieu
>> Patou:
>>>>>> Hello Matthieu, with correctly added parameter "host
>> msdfs = yes" the Windows 2008 member server no can successfully access
>> the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares. Has there been a change in the samba4
>> behavior lately ? I am sure that it worked in the past without this
>> additional entry in smb.conf.
>>>>> Well 2 years ago host msdfs = no was
>> the default, the we changed it for yes, now that we have merge between
>> s3 and s4 it might have defaulted to no one more time. With windows 2008
>> host msdfs make a huge difference.
>>>> Hello Matthieu, I have now tried
>> to access the netlogon share directly from the samba4 DC with both
>> smbclient3 and smbclient, which both show the same symptom as the
>> Windows machine. When accessing the share via //domainname/netlogon the
>> connection can not be established. When using //dcname/netlogon it is
>> working with both smbclient tools.
>>> So please send us a tcpdump
>> trace when accessing from windows
>>> //domainname/netlogon
>> Matthieu.
>> Hello Matthieu,
>> please find attached a capture file of a
>> failed connection attempt to
>> \NOVAnetlogon [2]
> Ok for some reason your windows 2008R2 stops the resolution of DFS after
> getting the domain.
> Can you try this patch :
> Also I'm not sure that smbclient(3) is DFS aware so I'm won't be
> surprised that //domain/sysvol or //domain/netlogon is not working.
> Matthieu
Hi Matthieu,

I have inserted your patch and recompiled but it did not change
anything. From a win2k machine I can access the netlogon share via
\\domainname\netlogon but from the 2008 member server it is not possible
to connect.

best regards


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